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Francesca Rivera wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a divorced Catholic and it's been 10 years since my divorce. I have fallen in love with a man who has never been married and who would love to be married in a Catholic Church but I don't think I am allowed to be married in the Church again.

  • Can his priest marry us in a non-denominational chapel?


  { Since I am not able to marry in the Church can his priest marry us in a non-denominational chapel? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Dear Francesca,

You are not free to marry if your first marriage was a valid marriage. Since you are a Catholic, it then comes down to the question of whether your first marriage was in the Catholic Church or not.

Assuming it was, you need to get an annulment of that marriage prior to marrying again.

No priest or Deacon can marry you in any place until that is accomplished.

Also, no priest or deacon is allowed to only marry you civilly.

Fr. Jonathan

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