I was baptized catholic as a baby. In my heart I am Catholic. I married a nonCatholic, married in the Bahamas on the beach. I am now taking my RCIA classes. Will the Church recognize my marriage. If not, what will I have to do? Please help.
The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on weddings that take place outside of church. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
]Can a Catholic wedding be performed outside of the church building?
] Why can’t Catholic marriages occur outside a church?**
]* What about an outdoor wedding?**
]* Can a Catholic wedding take place in a garden?**
]* Are civil marriages valid in God’s eyes?**