A friend of mine is returning to the Catholic Church after 23 years away from the church.
He is currently married and just received what I think is a lack of form annulment for his previous two marriages. The deacon he is working with told him that he is now “In good standing” with the church and already scheduled the convalidation of his current marriage later this month.
They haven’t really talked about confession or receiving the Eucharist, which I thought was odd, and he thinks he has to get his marriage blessed before he can do that…
I thought that seemed backward. I would think that the Church would want you to go to confession immediately and be able to receive the Eucharist BEFORE you have what is essentially the Sacrament of Marriage…
If it was me, as soon as I heard “In good standing” I’d be running for the confessional!
Any thoughts? :shrug: