(Quote) Sandra-471894 said:You are right, to me, something is wrong here. He got married a 2nd time in a civil ceremony. Ha...
(Quote) Sandra-471894 said:
You are right, to me, something is wrong here. He got married a 2nd time in a civil ceremony. Has not gotten an annulment from First Catholic marriage. Lived together for 20 years under civil marriage.
All this is wrong in the churches eyes, but can be confessed and corrected. But, I do not see how the 2nd civil marriage wife can go through
RCIA class and complete baptism, communion and confirmation in the church.
Thank you, for your time all, in answering. Now I feel that prayers are in order......for them......
A few comments:
First, consider the possibility there may be things going on you are not aware of (e.g., they are living a Josephite (celebate) marriage while an annulment is in process).
Assuming the relationship remains conjugal:
> All this is wrong in the churches eyes, but can be confessed and corrected
The situation must first be corrected, then confessed. Remember that a valid confession requires both contrition and a firm purpose of amendment, the latter of which is lacking if the situation causing the sin remains.
I see no problem with the woman going through the RCIA classes and learning more about the Faith.
I'd have to do some research to determine if the baptism is valid when administered under these circumstances. If the baptism was valid and all the sacraments were administered at the same time, the others might not be sacrileges (since the previous mortal sins were remitted by the baptism), however, I don't think it is a good idea to receive them with the intention to resume committing mortal sins.
Even if the sacraments were received validly, once the couple resumes conjugal relations, she may not validly receive the sacraments until there is an intention to resolve the mortal sins.
Is it possible the pastor is not aware of the circumstances?