What does the Catholic Church recommend for someone in this situation:
1 spouse is Catholic; 1 spouse is not. The couple was not married in Catholic Church, but it’s a simple situation - it is both parties first and only marriage & there are no children.
The Catholic spouse began attending mass again, and through Catholic Answers Live/EWTN, learned that the marriage was invalid and not recognized/blessed by the Catholic Church. It was at that time, the Catholic spouse also discovered that taking the Eucharist was not appropriate.
Learning this, the Catholic spouse wanted a Convalidation, and the non-Catholic spouse originally agreed to it. However, during/after the Pre-Cana conference, the non-Catholic spouse changed their mind. (Reason for changing mind: fruitfulness/accept children lovingly from God, and bring them up according to the law of Christ and his Church.) The Catholic spouse is now left not able to receive the Eucharist.
It is hard enough to attend Mass alone but not being able to receive the Eucharist…is there another option for the Catholic spouse to be able to receive communion again?
PS: The Catholic spouse did try to ask the priest who sent them to Pre-Cana, but has not heard a response yet. Thanks for your input and feedback!