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Amy Anonymous wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a baptized Lutheran and am interested in converting to Catholicism. I am divorced and remarried to a Catholic who was also previously married.

In talking with our priest, he said that my husband and I both have to seek annulments in order for me to join the faith. My husband is unwilling to get an annulment and doesn't understand what impact it would have on my ability to convert to the faith.

  • Can I at least seek an annulment from my previous marriage and still become a Catholic?

Amy Anonymous

  { Though my husband is opposed to getting his, can I seek an annulment and become a Catholic? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Dear Amy —

This is a case where there are all sorts of variables so it would be good for you to contact your local Marriage Tribunal and they will help you out.

I hesitate to answer in general, but there are certainly circumstances where you could not come into the Church without your husband's participation in a process.

Fr. Jonathan

Amy replied:

Dear Fr. Jonathan,

Thank you so much for your prompt reply!

I will talk to the local priest again.

Thanks again,

Amy

Mike replied:

Hi, Amy —

I use to run a free program that sent Catechisms to seeking Protestants and non-Christians but no longer have the financial or operational means to do this anymore.

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.

If you, or any visitor, has been helped by our work at AskACatholic.com, consider financially supporting us today.

Mike

Amy replied:


Thank you!

I'll look into it.

Amy

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