Can My Marriage Be Convalidated?

My wife and I (she a Confirmed, but fallen away Catholic, me a Baptized Catholic only) were married by a Methodist Pastor. We were not members of any church and were not married in any church. How does the Catholic Church view our marriage and what must we do to make our marriage valid?

Dear Steve,

Sure, just go to your local parish and tell the priest your situation. If niether of you have been married to someone else, you should be able to validate your marriage soon.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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