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A catholic/baptized man married a no religion/not baptized woman thru the Justice of Peace. Is marriage valid?
Does man need anullment to marry a catholic/baptized woman thru a catholic church?
-- daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2002
"Is marriage valid?"
The marriage is presumed valid.
"Does man need anullment...?"
Daniel, I'd recommend that you speak with your priest. Also, this forum has a large number of threads that deal with the topic of annulment.
-- (MattElFeo@netscape.net), July 31, 2002.
I was told that since the 1st marriage was not thru church, then we didn't need an anullment? I'm confused.
-- daniel (email@example.com), July 31, 2002.
Daniel, Any prior marriage must be annulled prior to a Sacramental Marriage. The case you cite is a "Lack of Form" annullment and is usually a fairly simple process, but it still must be judged null and void. Fr. Chris
-- Father Chris W. LaBarge (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2002.