My husband and I are in RCIA. He was baptized Catholic but never confirmed. I am a lifelong protestant. We are planning to join the church this Easter. We were married several years ago in a protestant church.
We were told that we needed to have our marriage validated before being able to join the church because my husband is Catholic and wasn’t married in the Catholic church. What I’m confused about is why we are going through marriage counseling geared toward un-married couples and why we must have another marriage ceremony. Is this what marriage validation is or in the church’s eyes were we never married? Please help. Thank you.