So as a Protestant converting to Catholicism I’ve been meeting with a lot of my Protestant friends who’ve been genuinely interested in my journey so far.
This morning I met for breakfast with a long-time Protestant friend and his long-time Catholic friend, who I hadn’t met before.
This Catholic friend has several “problems” with the Church which has caused him to stop going to Mass recently but he was raised Catholic and is fairly knowledgeable about the faith.
He explained today how he was married in the Church but it wasn’t sacramental, and I was confused.
He was married, in a Catholic church, by a priest. His wife was a professing “Christian” at the time although unbaptized. He received all the appropriate dispensations to marry his wife and the priest performed the ceremony.
Is he wrong in thinking that his marriage was not sacramental? This is what he says the priest told him, but that doesn’t sound right to me. Aside from a “difference in cult,” I don’t see how the priest could marry them and it not be sacramental.
Thanks in advance.