My best friend Tina is engaged to a man who is divorced and they are well into making their wedding plans. His mother was Catholic and his father is Episcopalian, and Peter considers himself Christian. They want to get married in the church her parents were married in, which is also the church in which Tina was baptized, made her First Communion and was Confirmed.
The problem, obviously, is Peter’s divorce. He was only married for a few months and according to Tina, one of the reasons he and his wife got divorced was because they argued all the time. Another problem is, Tina and Peter are currently living together. I know this is considered adultery, because Peter is not divorced in the eyes of the church. Tina wants to go to the priest and find out about getting an annullment for Peter, but I think the priest will be hesitant because of their current living conditions.
Will the priest be willing to consider an annullment even though Peter and Tina are living together? How long does it take to get an annullment? And, am I wrong in agreeing to be one of Tina’s bridesmaids, given the situation? She is one of my oldest and dearest friends, and I can’t imagine not being there for her!