This is a charming little story.
Now, I was never a Catholic, but I once considered marrying a Catholic girl and went through some of the obligatory classes at her church. We got to the part about promising to raise the children Catholic and I said no, that wouldn’t happen, and he (the priest) said then we couldn’t be married in the church and I said fine, then we’d continue living in sin and there wouldn’t be any children.
Kind of brought the whole relationship to a screeching halt, if you take my meaning. Probably the best thing for everyone concerned.
I tell you this to give you some idea how I feel about priests (of any religious persuasion) threatening their audience.