I am embarrassed to ask this question. I hope you can help me. I am a practicing Catholic, my husband is not Catholic. We have been married for 6 years. This is a 4th marriage for each of us. We finally got it right! Of all my marriages, one was in the Catholic Church. I want to have our marriage blessed by the Catholic Church so that I can be a full member. Is this a possibility, and what do I need to do? Contacting the previous spouses for either of us for an anullment is out of the question. We have no idea where they are.
A second question I have is my husband and I adopted a little girl three years ago. She has been baptised in the Catholic Church. She is now 6 years old, and she has autism and mental retardation. Can a child receive their First Communiion if they do not understand? Can they ever receive the sacraments?
I would greatly appreciate any answers you can provide me. I know I have given you a very complicated case. Thank you for your help. Bless you.