I’m hoping you can give me some guidance - I haven’t been to Confession in several years and really want to go. I have come to realize how important this sacrament is and plan to go regularly. However, I am in an invalid marriage (25 years), and my husband and I are in the process of having our marriage convalidated. We expect to hear back from Rome any day now (our case involved a Privilege in Favor of the Faith). All of our children were baptized and raised Catholic, and my husband is studying the Catechism and is now considering converting.
Should I go to Confession, confess everything, including the invalid marriage, and refrain from receiving the Eucharist until our marriage is made valid in the Church’s eyes? I can’t remedy the situation until permission is received from Rome.
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