I need an understanding on what I am asking from some of you learned members.
As many of you know, I ask for prayers for my sister quite frequently as she has lymphoma. I am starting to have Masses said for her, not solely because of the cancer, but for a return to the Church.
A little background. My sister was baptized, received 1st Holy Communion and was confirmed in the Catholic faith. However somewhere around the ages of 10 to 12 she was thrust into the situation of living with our father and his mistress, taking her away from our grandmother who raised her in the faith up to that point.
Cindy did not practice nor follow the faith after this. It was a terrible situation that she was locked in. She now follows Protestantism for the most part, the Rapture, etc. The other problem is she has been married twice. The first marriage was a civil marriage resulting in two now grown children. Her current marriage was also a civil marriage. Neither men she married were Catholic.
Now in order for her to actually return to the Church and receive Communion again, what would have to happen concerning these marriages. I am not very familiar with doctrines on marriage. I am really praying hard and will continue to have Masses said for her return, but what would happen regarding the marriage situation if she did.
Any information would be appreciated.