I am hoping you kind people on this message board can give me some guidance. I will be totally honest with my situation. As of November, my wife and I were married in a civil ceremony, and have been living very happily since then. She is also pregnant, and expecting at the end of May 2008. We really wanted to have a nice Catholic ceremony, but for insurance reasons in having to think about the baby, we had to get married very quickly. Also, I am Catholic and she is Protestant.
Now we are in the position of what to do about getting our marriage validated by the church, which we both really want to do (and raise the baby Catholic). We’ve already attended pre-cana and I’m waiting to hear back from my (super busy) parish priest for his guidance.
I imagine it is, but is it definitely necessary to have the marriage validated BEFORE the baby is born?
Any help is greatly appreciated!