I’m having a frustrating bump in the road.
I talked to my local parish’s deacon, who was awesome, about joining the Church. In short, I am on my third marriage and current hubby is a (very) lapsed Catholic who has no desire to participate in anything religious.
I was told my first marriage, with a non-baptised guy, would be annulled easily with proof of his first marriage certificate and divorce decree. I got in touch with Husband Number One. He is skeptical and says he talked to “friends familiar with the Catholic religion” and “they don’t know why you would want this.” Yes, it’s public record, but in our state I cannot get copies of the certificate and decrees as I am not one of the two spouses. If I knew the date of marriage, I might be able to order the info online, but I would have to fork over some money, stretching our thin finances. I would never be able to justify that to current hubby.
I feel so frustrated!!! I am thankful our diocese eats the cost of annulments, but this snag is a straw on the camel’s back!!!
Any ideas? Deacon keeps insisting there should be a way to get this info.
I just need to vent/get ideas/have prayers!!!