I have a friend through work that I have grown closer with over time and she attended my wedding. She isn’t Christian (moved to Canada from China when she was 8).
She is engaged to a guy whose mother is Catholic and practicing, and he was baptised at least. I am not 100% sure if he has received all the sacraments but she seems to think so.
She enquired yesterday about how to get married at the same church that I did and I told her all about it and was very excited. I asked her if they wanted specifically a Catholic wedding or if they just thought the church was pretty. I got the feeling they simply thought the church was pretty.
Then I realized suddenly that she has in fact been married before, about 4 years ago for a two year period and then was divorced. I told her that she would not be allowed to marry in a Catholic church due to the fact that her fiancé is not able to marry someone who is not free to marry. She would likely have to get an annulment and this would take time.
I don’t think her fiancé is interested in his faith anymore ( they are also living together and he never goes to mass ) but I just wish they could still be married in the church and perhaps be brought back through the experience.
I want to guide them back to the Church and bring her in, but I am not sure how, in this situation. Should I just help her find another pretty church that isn’t Catholic?
I suggested she marries outside in a park if she isn’t interested in a Christian church. I don’t think she is anti-Christianity, she just never was exposed to it ( although I know one of her 7 sisters became an evangelical ).
Any advice? Sorry so long!