Feeling sad and confused; can you help?

Is God present in a marriage that was performed outside the Catholic Church?

Dear friend,

God is present everywhere. But if a Catholic marries outside of the Catholic Church, the Church does not consider the marriage to be valid. A person who has marital relations with a person outside of a valid marriage commits a mortal sin. If you would like to discuss this further privately, just click on m y name above and I will try to help.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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