Is this a sacramental marriage?


#1

Is it a sacramental marriage if both parties are baptized and married by a Protestant minister, but one of the parties is Catholic without permission to marry outside the Church?


#2

No. Such a marriage would be invalid and validity is required for sacramentality. A Catholic’s marriage to a Christian can be sacramental if both parties are baptized, but the Catholic must obtain permission from his diocesan bishop to marry a non-Catholic and – if applicable – to marry in a non-Catholic ritual.


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