My husband and I are very interested in converting to Catholicism. We plan to begin attending RCIA classes in the fall. I am very concerned though about a previous marriage of mine.
I was married for three years at age 20 and divorced due to my ex-husband’s alcoholism and physical abuse. I was baptized in the United Church of Christ as a child at my own request and do not even know if my ex was baptized at all. He may have been baptized in a Baptist church as a baby but I couldn’t really say.
Part of the problem is, due to the abuse, I’ve had no contact with these people and wouldn’t even know how to go about contacting them with regard to ex’s baptism, etc. I’m also concerned because I’ve read that ex would have to fill out paperwork telling his side of the story and am concerned as to his honesty. I do not want this to keep me from being able to convert.
Can you tell me, would an annulment even be necessary? My husband to whom I’m married now has never been married.