I grew up protestant and was baptized Presbyterian and am considering joining RCIA as I feel God calling me to the Catholic Church.
My wife is Catholic but we were married by my pastor (southern baptist) in an outdoor setting about 8 months ago. We were both not aware that a dispensation had to be received for our marriage since I am protestant and the ceremony was performed by a protestant.
My question is this: can our marriage be convalidated in the catholic church before or during my joining RCIA? I want my wife to be able to receive sacraments again and I know RCIA takes some time. Furthermore, if and when I go through RCIA, would my marriage situation be an issue?