Sacramental Marriage?


#1

How do I know if my marriage is “Sacramental”?

My spouse is not Catholic, but rather a “soldier” of the Salvation Army. They do not baptize with water, but rather take a pledge called a “dedicaton” which they equate with Christian baptism.

Prior to marriage we attended pre-Cana with my parish Priest. He indicated that it would be acceptable to have our wedding at the local Salvation Army Corps.

A Catholic Priest was not present at the wedding.

How could I find out if my marriage was performed and approved to be “sacramental”?

Humeterous en Christos


#2

Dear Hum,

If your spouse is not baptized, then your marriage is not sacramental. At this point I’m wondering if it is even valid. You need to see a priest and give him all the specifics regarding your wedding.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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