I am wondering why the Church recognizes some sacraments from other denominations, but not others. If a person is baptized in a Christian denomination ( from a minister but not an ordained priest) they are recognized as a truly baptized Christian. If a person is married in another denomination ( but not by an ordained priest) they are recognized as truly married in the eyes of God, and need an annulment to remarry a Catholic. I am assuming that the church refers to these as sacraments. Why then, isn’t the Eucharist recognized as an actual sacrament in the denominations that believe it is truly Christ they are receiving( Episcopalian and Lutheran for sure, not sure who else believes this.)
I also notice that people who were married outside the Church, but in a Christian church have an easier time getting an annulment than those who were married in a catholic church. I know someone who asked for an annulment and was never given one. She had to raise 5 children without a father figure for them, because she did everything right, but her husband committed adultery, abused her, and was an absent father. Then I know a guy who was married 3 times previously, who wanted to become a Catholic. He was given an annulment immediately. 3 of them, so he could marry again in the catholic faith. The same tribunal worked with each of these people. This is so frustrating for me to understand.