I am a practicing Catholic and will be divorced within the next few weeks.
I was married to an athiest for 5 years in a civil ceremony (quickie wedding done by a judge in Chicago) who would argue against me attending mass and would not allow our daughter to be baptised.
I am wondering if I decide to marry again in the future to a Catholic and wish to be married by a priest, would this require me to first seek out an annullment?
Also, if I start a new relationship following this divorce does this mean I will be excommunicated? What reprocussions are there for me, as I have been separated for a long time and have met a wonderful Catholic man who I really do feel I will marry,