I would like to get some readers input on what options I might have in returning to the sacraments after leaving the Church.
Years ago, I converted to Islam for a variety of reasons. In the years that followed I met a wonderful Muslim woman. We married in an Islamic ceremony.
Since then I have rediscovered my Catholic faith and have put behind me a lot of the negative feelings that drove me from it so long ago. My wife has been nothing but supportive.
After going to Mass for about a year now and not receiving the Eucharist, I decided this week to go speak to my parish priest about making things right so I could return fully to the Church.
This is where I would appreciate your input.
The priest told me he would have to do a little research on my situation. He was unsure how to treat my marriage. Obviously it is not a sacramental marriage. But since I was not a practicing Christian at the time, was unsure if it needed to be convalidated. He assured me I would be welcomed back to the sacraments. It was only trying to determine if I needed to do a confession or a confession and a convalidation.
All of this is a little confusing to me. In the meantime I'll be awaiting my next meeting with my priest in 2 weeks, but would welcome any thoughts on what to expect.