Curious question here…
Recently a non Catholic female friend has been confiding in me about her pending divorce. I’ve been telling her to stay married as I always thought that’s it for Catholics…it’s not much help for her…especially as she’s expressed interest in Catholicism…
Not being an expert I went to the Catechism and found this:
“1625 The parties to a marriage covenant are a baptized man and woman, free to contract marriage, who freely express their consent;”
Does this mean un baptized could get a civil divorce, be Baptized Catholic and marry in the Catholic Church without the gamble if annulment?
This seems to be one of 3 requirements for it to be a Catholic marriage.
Must both be baptized? What if only one?
I’m I right?
I just have a feeling she’s gonna ask me about the Church at some point and I hate to have to say “no divorce…no 2nd marriage for you” as an introduction…