[quote="Abrigham, post:1, topic:303688"]
My husband and I are currently in RCIA. My understanding was that our marriage would have to be Convalidated, since I was baptized Catholic as a baby and my husband was not. We were not married in the Church.
I asked our RCIA leader about it and she said we don't need to do this. I guess I'm confused. And I'm worried we're going to get close to Easter and not be able to be Confirmed because of our marriage.
Any advice would be helpful... Thanks!
Per canon law, you are Catholic because you were baptized Catholic.
Per canon law, a Catholic can not be married outside the church except with the prior permission of the bishop. In general, only Bishops, Priests, and Deacons of the Catholic Churches (any of the churches in union with Rome) may be the church's witness of a marriage (CIC 1108) - exceptions in case of need can be granted for a layperson to do so, but not for a non-Orthodox and non-Catholic minister.
So, unless you were in a region without a Catholic parish, then your civil marriage is a non-sacramental one.
Per canon law, when a Catholic is in a non-sacramental marriage, and wishes the church to recognize their marriage, the proper action is convalidation.