This was a question asked on facebook: The couple are both previously divorced and are now in RCIA. They are both baptized Christians one was baptized in the Catholic Church the other no experience with Catholicism. They are wondering if they need an annulment before getting married in the Catholic church.
My response was : I think that if you were married outside the Catholic Church the marriage is not valid.
A response to mine was: That is incorrect. It depends on many factors. The majority of non-Catholic marriages remain valid unions.
Does any one out there know the correct teaching on this question?