Hi, guys —
My husband and I were married by
the courts after I became pregnant. I do not
believe in abortion or birth control, however
I sinned and had sex before marriage. I am
Catholic; he is not. We have now been married for
Our marriage is not recognized in the Church
because the local priest does not think we
are fit for one another, thus he will not
perform the service. I haven't been receiving
Holy Communion for years since I know it would
be a sin, not to mention, I continue to have
sex with him in an effort to keep our marriage
intact. I know this is a continual sin since
our marriage is not recognized by God.
I now see why my priest wouldn't marry us
but I am working hard to keep my marriage together
in spite of several problems. My husband used
to be a very faithful man until his life was
turned upside down by a series of extremely
traumatic events. His mother was a Sunday
school teacher his whole life before she passed
away. I've tried to lead him back to God,
but my attempts have failed.
I desperately want to receive Holy Communion
again and be a part of the Church like I
used to be. I've made a mistake and I need
to know how to be forgiven.
- What happens if I get a divorce but was
never really married in the Church to begin
- Finally, my son needs to be baptized.
- Will my predicament get in the way of his
My son is 19-months-old.
I am sure my husband will not
participate in the Baptism ceremony.
- Is there any help I can get
from the Church even if he refuses
Thank you for this website and your willingness
to answer our questions.