I was confirmed into the Catholic Church two weeks ago, weeks before Easter Vigil when I was scheduled to be confirmed. I had a serious illness and I needed surgery. My priest deemed it necessary to confirm me. I was so grateful and felt at peace for my surgery. I will never forget my priest’s generosity and compassion during that hospital visit where I received three of the seven sacraments, confession, confirmation, and sacrament of the sick.
My question is, as I was reading in another thread that touched on this subject, is do I need my marriage blessed? In another thread at forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=137757, a priest was denying communion because of this.
My situation is this. My wife and I married young, the first and only marriage for us both. We now have three adult children and one grandchild. I am a Catholic of two weeks, and my wife is non-Catholic but was once a Mormon, so she is considered a non-Christain. She will be starting RCIA classes this September and goes to Mass with me now.
We NEVER had a marriage ceremony, but was legally married when I was in the military at the US Embassy in Korea.
So we have no other marriages, no divorces, are very happily married and have been so for 28 years. Now do I need to have my marriage blessed to be able to continue to receive communion, as in the above thread? I am soo confused as my priest knows my situation and has never said a word about any such thing, but he is young. I want to do everything right being a new Catholic.