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Old Jun 24, '12, 5:40 pm
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After reading several posts I have a Convalidation question as well. Sorry if I overlooked the answer in another post.

Prior to marriage I was introduced to the Catholic faith by a soon to be inlaw.

My husband and were married in my living room by a Protestant Preacher.

After marriage and the christening of our first chiId I attended mass regularly and even began RCIA classes I had a few Church beliefs I couldn't get an explanation that I could understand well enough to be able to accept.

Both my husband and I were baptized in the Protestant Faith.

After seeing the church I attend continue to become more and more liberal we decided we needed to make a change. So after more researching of the Catholic Faith, soul searching and finally having the previous looming questions finally explained to me in a way that made sense ( you know the Aha moment), I have recently returned to Mass.

I intend to begin RCIA in the Fall. Since my husband and I are already baptized at what point in the process will we be able to go through the Convalidation process. I do not know if my husband will be going through RCIA with me or not at this point, but he is very supportive of me.
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Old Jul 16, '12, 8:16 am
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Since my husband and I are already baptized at what point in the process will we be able to go through the Convalidation process.
You and your husband are validly married. There is no convalidation process to go through. Convalidation is for people with invalid marriages.
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Okay thanks..guess I was misinformed on another forum when it was told we would have to go through the process. Also thought it was correct since my inlaws had to go through it when she went through RCIA in 1988 even though they were married in a church of Protestant faith and had both been baptized previously as well.
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Okay thanks..guess I was misinformed on another forum when it was told we would have to go through the process. Also thought it was correct since my inlaws had to go through it when she went through RCIA in 1988 even though they were married in a church of Protestant faith and had both been baptized previously as well.
The specifics of their situation might have been different.

Of course, I am going off what you said: you and your husband are both baptized Protestants. I take that to mean neither of you were baptized Catholic as infants. This also assumes this is the only marriage for either of you. If there are other circumstances you did not list here, then of course that might change the situation.

When you go to RCIA the director or the priest will do an interview to review everything. If you and your husband were both baptized protestants with no prior marriages, you are validly married and there is no convalidation involved.
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Old Jul 16, '12, 10:02 pm
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You'll talk to your priest as part of the process of becoming Catholic and all, as 1ke says. Even if, for whatever reason, you do have to undertake the process, things'll be spiffy either way.

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It's not all legalism! If the priest wants you back and thinks you guys have repented enough it's a snap. My wife and I were told to make reservations for the chapel during the first meeting, but we had all our papers with us. Remember the Parish Administrator must approve it, so there has to be paper.
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