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Annette wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am beginning the process to convert to Roman Catholicism, however I have a concern. I was divorced six years ago and am wondering if my marriage was even valid due to my ex-husband being an atheist.

  • We had a civil law marriage, but were we really married in the eyes of God, if one was a non-believer?

Annette

  { Was my civil marriage to my ex-husband, who was an atheist, valid in the eyes of God? }

Mary Ann replied:

Annette,

The marriages of atheists are presumed to be valid, natural marriages, however, you can have that marriage examined for validity on other grounds.

Mary Ann

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