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To: ReaganGeneration2

“....it appears this first marriage wasn’t Catholic anyway?, so it’s practically automatically annuled.”

No, it’s not, if the first marriage was in a church, any church. “In the eyes of the (Roman Catholic) Church,” a Baptist/Episcopal/Jewish/whatever marriage is valid, and no civil divorce is recognized.

I ran into that when I planned to marry someone who’d been married in the Episcopal Church and who’d gone thru a civil divorce. “In the eyes of the (Roman Catholic) Church,” he was still married. The Catholic priest could not officiate at our wedding.


34 posted on 11/09/2013 6:03:50 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

You’re correct, sorry for not being clear. An Annulment is required, but is relatively easy.


35 posted on 11/09/2013 6:49:30 PM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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