I was raised as a Missionary Baptist and plan on converting to Catholicism. I have endured a lot of changes in my personal life which have drawn me back to the Lord and to the Catholic Church. But I have questions about my status after converting. I am currently married, but my husband has filed for divorce. At the time of the marriage I was a baptized missionary baptist, but in a stage of backsliding. I did not seek the Lord’s counsel, approval or blessing on the marriage. My husband is an atheist. Our marriage took place in a courthouse with no involvement of any clergy. I am wondering how the Church will view my marriage and divorce, and what my status will be. Does the Church have authority over my marriage, since it took place place prior to my conversion to Catholicism? Will I ever be allowed to take Holy Communion as a divorced woman? Please advise.