I have a question regarding whether or not my "current" marriage is valid or not. I was baptized in the Catholic church and have received the sacrament of the Eucharist. I have been away from the catholic church but I am now feeling called to return and receive the sacrament of confirmation. I have been attending mass for the past month or so and will be going to confession this saturday so I may receive our Lord this Sunday.
A little over 3 years ago, I was married to a baptized non-catholic in a baptist church by a baptist minister. A few months ago, I found out that my wife had been cheating on me. I should have seen this coming given her history of inappropriate "chatting" with other men on the internet. So we have separated and I intend on obtaining a civil divorce after the required year of separation in NC.
I have read on the internet in various places that a "mixed marriage" between a catholic and a non-catholic must be blessed or receive a dispensation from a priest. Does this mean my marriage is invalid since this was not done or will I have to receive an annulment in order to remarry in the future?