(Closed) Annulment for a Civil Marriage and Other Bumps towards Catholic Wedding

posted 4 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Although his first marriage was not a sacaramental marriage, it was still a natural marriage.  The church recognizes legal marriages as legitimate whether or not they’re sacramental.

So yeah, you need to get an annulment.  (Or rather he does).  Just get going on the process ASAP and get it sorted out – you’ll feel a lot better starting over with your sacramental marriage and a clean slate!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

BoriNena89: they said something about his previous marriage but nothing about  your Fiance not baptized ? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

BoriNena89:  Yeah, I get his frustration, but I think you can see the church’s point too – he got married once and didn’t take it even remotely seriously, so if he wants to get married in the church he needs to follow their rules.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

BoriNena89:  you could always get married and have it blessed by the church so that you have the sacrament

Post # 9
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709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

BoriNena89:  I really hope you the best … Iam catholic but I was previously married before baptism and my now Fiance was baptized and prev. Married in the court house he doesnt believe in anything other then being a good human .. I really would lime a catholif wedding but I know it won’t happen like that… I live in winter haven.. About 45 mins from Orlando … Iam just gonna do a beach wedding and hopefully get it blessed later on. 

Post # 11
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709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

BoriNena89:  whenever I met with a the priest before I considered rcia he said my previous marriage woulsnt need one bc at that point I didn’t have God in my life.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

BoriNena89:  Another thing it sounds like you’re not considering is that there has to be a reason for an annulment. An annulment means there was an impediment to the marriage such that the marriage was never valid to begin with. Was your fiance’s wife his cousin? Were either of them underage? Did someone force them to get married against their will? It’s not just a matter of filling out forms and paying the fee. You could jump through all these hoops but if your fiance’s marriage was valid, then it won’t be annulled.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Question #1 – Wait, so a civil marriage can be annulled? Under who’s authority? The Catholic church? Oh God. I’m RC and I find this to be quite a stretch but not unbelievable. The Church has its hands in everything.

Question #2 – I was under the impression that the Catholic church would not bless a marriage if there was a previous divorce and it was not annulled. That is the info I got when inquiring. My Darling Husband was previously married so we had a civil service. I would have preferred a church wedding or a blessin but have been told it’s not an option for my (“sinful”) Darling Husband. Oh God, have I mentioned he’s Protestant? 🙂

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