Hi, I married my non-Catholic wife in a civil ceremony. At the time I was not taking my faith as seriously as I should, and so made the compromise. However, now I want to return to my faith fully, I realise I have been drifting in sin for way too long and I need to get a grip of my spiritual life.
But what is my situation with regards to my marriage and sacraments? How is my marriage viewed by the Church? I have some pretty serious sins I need to confess but am I now barred from sacraments? I dont think my wife will become Catholic (she was baptised Catholic but fell into another Christian group and has renounced her Catholicism), but I desperately want to repent of my sins, gain forgiveness and start living my life right.
Can someone help me please?