Catholic dating before annulment
I am dating a good Catholic man who is divorced and has a son.
I am a Christian who is becoming Catholic (I’m in RCIA) who was also married before and have a daughter.
We would like to think there are no victims and no one is at fault, and that the people involved should just be able to peacefully move on, but that is not the reality.
The reality is you are in a drama that probably will never end.
So for a marriage that meets the requirements of being a sacrament, divorce in the Catholic Church is not possible.
The annulment process is by which a marriage is determined whether or not it is valid, it is not a Catholic divorce process.
The Catholic Church does not permit divorce for valid sacramental marriages.Question: Can a Catholic ever marry a divorced non-Catholic?From my understanding, anyone “divorced” would have to have their previous marriage determined invalid by a Church Tribunal, right?My main concern, when trying to find more useful information to build my case, is this: are the “standards” the same for both Catholics and non-Catholics—unity, indissolubility, the good of spouses and having children?What if a non-Catholic at the time of getting civilly married does not know the full information about how Catholic Church views marriage?
Just because you are in love with someone does not mean you can (or should) proceed with that person toward marriage.