Tell me delph, what is needed for Christian status? Do they see a Protestant as a Christian as some don't? What about those that put on the Christian label but don't go to church? Why should the church rule on them if they are not church-goers?
I think they regard a Christian as someone who has been baptised in a recognised faith - so while Protestants are fine because they're an offshoot of the Catholic Church anyway, they wouldn't be so quick to allow someone from a (stereotypically...) American cult-church.
From what I gather, it's no issue if you don't actually attend church, it's the baptism that matters more.
But I guess -the Catholic Church takes the view that in their house, they make the rules - which is fair enough really. You don't need their involvement to get married, after all.