[quote="R_C, post:2, topic:302048"]
Canon Law is not simple matter.
Now I do not think that your Baptism has anything to do with his previous marriage - I could be wrong, but I don't see how.
The issue is that the Church does not "marry" people: She simply witnesses the marriage. Because marriage is something that takes place between the spouses.
Clearly the issue with civil marriage is that it seems to end with civil divorce. However:
This, of course, applies for the convalidation of a non-Catholic civil marriage.
The issue is not with the Sacrament of Baptism: it is with reception of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. I am afraid that in your situation you would become a Catholic with all the rights and duties, among which is the fact that unless your marriage is convalidated you may not partake of the Holy Eucharist.
It's a complicated thing. It can make us sad. It sure makes me sad. But it is based on a very simple issue:
You should patiently begin to learn about this process through the guidance of your priest, and then begin the request of the annulment.
Keep in mind that even if the annulment is granted, you will still not be able to receive the Holy Eucharist unless your marriage is convalidated by the Church - a separate process, that may depend on your husband.
Overall, it is a complicate process for a complicate background. Go forth, and the rewards will be infinite. You will be in our prayers.
**"a divorce does not question the validity of the initial consent in that marriage. By contrast, in the canonical process, if the gathered factual evidence, examined in the light of Canon Law, shows that a particular marriage was not canonically valid; the Church's Tribunal declares it null and void. This is the ecclesiastical Decree of Invalidity (colloquially called an "annulment").
An erroneous impression, very common among Catholics, is that the Church recognizes as valid only the marriages of Catholics. The reality is that the Catholic Church recognizes as valid not only the marriages celebrated in the Catholic Church between Catholics, but also those of baptized non-Catholics, as well as those of the non-baptized. Valid marriages between baptized people (Catholics or non-Catholics) are Sacraments; those between non-baptized are not Sacraments, but are "natural bonds" because they are contracted according to the natural law, rather than by the sacramental bond that comes through Baptism.
Therefore, if a Catholic wishes to marry a divorced, baptized non-Catholic, or a divorced, non-baptized person, a decree of invalidity would have to be issued by a Catholic Tribunal before any new union can take place in the Church."**
Which book or document is this quote from. I would be interested in reading more.