Do my wife and I have to remarry if I enter the church?

I am seriously considering entering the church and have been working on converting with a priest for a while. I was raised Protestant but to my knowledge was not baptized. My wife was not raised with any religious tradition and has not been baptized. If I enter the church will we have to get remarried? If this is a requirement, can we get remarried if I get baptized but my wife does not?

Thank you

Hi,

The Catholic Church recognizes marriages between non-Catholics as valid. So you will not be required to re-marry. Welcome home!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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