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Jen wrote:

Hi, guys —

I recently heard that the priest who conducted our marriage vows went out of priesthood.

  • Does this mean our marriage is null and void?


  { If the priest who witnessed our marriage left the priesthood is our marriage null and void? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi Jen,

The short answer is No.

If he was a priest in good standing at the time of your Marriage then the Church recognizes that Marriage no matter what.

Also, when it comes to the theology of a Catholic Marriage, it is not the priest who marries you — by the mutual consent the couple marries each other — they are the ministers of the Sacrament, not the priest.

So, you're good.

Fr. Jonathan

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