My mother’s sister (a lapsed Catholic) married a rather bad man. They have one child together. They were married outside of the Church by a Baptist minister and now do not attend church. Because my aunt is a Catholic still under the laws of the Church, must I recognize her invalidly married “husband” as my uncle?
I ask because this man does not have the best interest of his wife nor his child in his heart but my family refuses to “excommunicate” him from the family because they consider him a part of it. Must I recognize this man as my uncle and a part of my family? Or does the fact that they are invalidly married sever any ties he could have had?