Hi All. New here and extremely confused.
I am Catholic married to a Catholic in a civil union (we both lost our way). My husband is once divorced to a non-Catholic woman that was married previously to a man I think was a Catholic.
I wanted to have our marriage convalidated as our daughters have just enrolled in religious education. I thought it would be nice, since we had lost our way, to do things the right way and return to our faith community. I thought we would fall under the category of "lack of form."
Now, I think I am reading that we will have to get his ex-wife's marriage certificate and divorce papers for ligamen purposes? Is that correct? I have no idea if they were married in a church - I don't believe so - she is of the Jewish faith.
I am so upset now because he is never...NEVER...going to ask or get his ex-wife to produce documentation of her previous marriage for him.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I am going to call the deacon tomorrow - just thought I would ask.