My fiancé joined the RCIA program expecting to be baptized, received into the Church and receive the Sacraments this Saturday. He has been married twice before, both times before a Justice of the Peace. He has never been baptized but his first wife was (Protestant).
Now we're being told that he can't be received into the Church until his "background" is cleared up. :confused: The hope is that he will be granted the Petrine Privilege (or else an annulment). We realize our marriage will be delayed but his Baptism too?
This is breaking his heart because he really wants to become a Catholic. Can he be received into the Church and receive Holy Communion? He is not in a relationship with his former wives. Catholics who are divorced and not remarried are allowed to receive without an Annulment ... why can't he?
We're both senior citizens so time is a bit more of the essence. Thank you.