I would consider myself a well-read Catholic (a few years back I posted frequently on this forum defending the Church on moral issues). But I have two brief questions I can’t find the answers to:
-Can (or should) invalidly-married Catholic couples, who wish to stay together, do anything to make their marriage valid? Imagine a couple who marries in the Church, but with a mindset sufficient to make the marriage arguably invalid (for example, has no plans to stay together forever, plans on not having children, etc.). The couple then comes into full agreement with the God’s plan for their marriage. Is there anything for the couple to do to make their marriage clearly valid? I suppose they are probably not required to do anything–but given that the validity of marriage is determined from time of marriage and not afterwards, it almost seems that such a couple should be re-married in the Church or something similar?
-Do married Anglican priests who become Catholic priests through the Pastoral Provision need to be celibate after their ordination in the Catholic Church? I had always thought no, but I recently read an article about such a priest who said he would take a vow of celibacy/abstinence after becoming Catholic. That seemed like a very strange thing to do for a married priest unless it was required of him.
Curious if anyone knows the answers to these. Thanks!