A friend of mine asked me to pray for her mom while I am on pilgrimage. She said that her mom was Catholic growing up but had to convert to Lutheranism when she married her husband. I hear many of these stories about how some parishes said they would not marry a couple unless the non Catholic converted or vice versa in other Christian churches.
But what does that mean if one converts? Does one renounce the Pope? Would that person be allowed to come back to the Catholic Church if s/he was widowed and the family pressure was off? What if they decided to come back while the spouse was still alive and both recognized what the other spouse was missing out by converting those 50 years ago…
Any advice, reading, notes, etc. would be appreciated!