[quote="Phemie, post:4, topic:102354"]
Did you get permission to marry outside the Catholic Church? If you did then everything is fine. If you didn't then you are in an invalid marriage.
You are still a Catholic, but if you're in an invalid marriage you are not in a state of grace and cannot receive Communion. It is easy to remedy the situation, just approach your pastor and inquire about a convalidation.
So whether you are in or out of a 'valid' marriage is decided by a man on Earth and not God? A marriage may 'not be considered valid'? By whom? Sounds a bit like applying for a dispensation from a club secretary rather than something higher than any of us here in this physical world.