I’m confused about something involving my mother. She and my step-father were both non-Christians but they were married in a christian church because, well, folk get married in churches. It was a cultural tradition, not a religious thing. Does that make sense?
Was their marriage valid in the eyes of God AND would their marriage be valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church?
If two non-Christians get married by a Protestant minister IN a church building…is their marriage valid in the eyes of God AND the Catholic Church?? Yes or No? (I have several friends who are non-Christians who have gotten married by Protestant ministers inside of churches…)
One more question: My mom is dead. IF my mom’s marriage was NOT vaild will she have gone to hell even though she didn’t know any better because she WASN’T christian??
Please don’t soften your answers because my mom is already dead - give them to me straight. I’m not about to run around denouncing my friends’ marriages etc either. I just need to know the answers to these questions. Thanks!!