My husband and I are in communication with our Priest about getting our marriage convalidated. He and I were both baptized Catholic as children. He had a previous marriage that was not performed in the Catholic Church (it was done by a justice of the peace). Likewise, our marriage was not performed in the Catholic Church, something we are trying to rectify.
The priest is now asking me if his ex-wife was a Baptized Christian. My husband doesn’t know, they did not discuss religion as it was not part of their lives at that time. He does not talk to her at all anymore, the marriage ended very badly. My question is why is this important to know? Doesn’t the fact that HE was Catholic and did not follow Church law make their marriage invalid?