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James Hyatt wrote:

Hi, guys —

I'm a Christian who has been baptized in the Lutheran Church. I've been married to my wife for eight years. She is Jewish and was married before.

I've been contemplating converting to Catholicism for a long while now.

  • Are there any requirements?

Thank you and blessings.


  { What are the issues joining the Church when my wife is Jewish and she has previous marriages? }

Mike replied:

Hi James,

Thanks for the question.

I think we have a web posting that answers most of your question:

If not, just follow-up with us.

Any personal or marital situations could be straighten out once you make an appointment at a local Catholic parish to sign up for the RCIA program. They would cover all these issues.

Seeing you may be preparing to take RCIA classes in the near future, I would encourage you to consider buying a cheap copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to learn everything we believe as faithful Catholics.

I hope this helps,


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