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Can I officiate a wedding if both parties are not Catholic.

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Can I officiate a wedding if both parties are not Catholic. One was baptized at birth but she does not practice nor has she been confirmed. I researched this and found a bit of a grey area in terms of the bride being baptized. I did find that I can "officiate" the civil ceremony but am concerned over the baptismal question. Reviewing the canon law, I found that there is a a strong argument regarding "a formal act of rejection?" She does not practice ANY religion nor does she, by her own free will associate herself as Catholic. I have had some family members state that she was baptized therefore I cannot as a practicing Catholic go through with officiating this
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