Can I attend my step-daughter's second wedding?

Can I attend my step-daughter’s wedding on June 27th when it is her second marriage?

  1. First marriage was by a Justice of the Peace
  2. She is a Catholic in name only, having been baptized, but never attended or was raised in the Catholic Faith
  3. Her marriage is going to be performed by a Christian minister
    Please advise as my husband (who is a practicing Catholic) sees no problem with my attendance.
    Thank you for your help.
    God bless you,
    Mrs. Ellen Montgomery


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