How will the church view my marriage?


#1

Hi,

My wife and I are both protestants who were married in a church by a minister. If I enter the Catholic Church (but my wife does not), will the church recognize my marriage as valid?

Blessings,
Andrew


#2

If neither of you were baptized Catholic, and neither of you has been previously married, then yes, your marriage is valid.

Non-Catholics marry validly when they marry each other civilly (provided they have no divine law impediments like a prior bond).


#3

Thanks!


closed #4

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