My husband and I were raised Catholic and were actually practicing at the time we got married. So we got married in our parish church. Because we were baptized and confirmed, no questions were asked. We were living together, are pro-choice, and think women should be priests and there's nothing wrong with being gay. But there were no issues with our marriage being sanctified.
Well, yes, I remember when the mass was all in Latin and we all abstained from eating meat on Fridays and how shocked some my neighbors were by Vatican II. But I think the Church is kind of like the Republican Party now. They are clinging to the hard-core traditional beliefs with all their might whereas at other points in history they seemed more flexible and willing to compromise.The idea that the Catholic Church is seen by some as a bastion of religious purity standing firm in its beliefs as it is assailed from within and without by the forces of liberalism amuses me. The Catholic Chuch might lag behind the curve, but the Church has been quite willing to adapt and absorb the world's heathen ways whenever it has been seen as necessary enough.