In fact, the very first wedding I ever performed, over 30 years ago, was a Catholic-Jewish celebration.
Not too long ago, it was very uncommon for people to marry outside of their religion. In fact, there was a time when even a marriage between an Irish Catholic and an Italian Catholic was frowned upon. Today it is very common to find our children wanting to marry someone of a different faith.
Interfaith marriage, traditionally called "mixed marriage", is marriage between spouses professing different religions.
Interfaith marriage is also distinct from interracial and inter-ethnic marriage (also known as "mixed marriage"), since spouses in an interfaith marriage may share the same race or ethnicity.
In some religions, religious doctrine prohibits interfaith marriage.
My three-street subdivision was jokingly referred to as "Little Israel," because virtually the entire Jewish population of the city resided there.
As a result, most of my early crushes--except for those couple on a neighborhood boy or a boy from Hebrew school--were on the dark-haired, dark-eyed Italian boys I grew up with.
To tell the truth, it would have been an easier route, but that's simply not what life had in store for me.