My husband and I were not married in the church. I was baptized catholic, went to catholic school but, left after 5th grade, was never confirmed. My husband was raised by a Protestant mother but was never baptized and didn't regularly attend church. A few years back I began feeling a strong call back to the church, my husband has also had a call to be baptized along with our children.
The thing is, he was married twice before me. Both marriages were by justices of the peace and no parties were catholic. We are in RCAI and he has entered into the annulment process. Come to find out, he may not be able to receive his sacraments along with the rest of us during Easter vigil this year, but worse, he may not even be accepted into the church. And even worse, I may not be able to receive the Eucharist and my marriage may not be considered valid or be made valid in the church. Am I understanding this correctly? Surely the church would not turn away one who has been called to baptism because of his past. I just don't know what this will do for his conversion and I will be devistated if, after this long journey back to the church, with a strong desire to receive the Eucharist, I would be denied.
Can someone please help me understand this process. I am at the point where I am just putting all my trust in The Lord that this will work out. I just don't know how to prepare for alternate outcomes because I don't know for sure what the alternatives could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.