Your Guide to Marriage Convalidation When Beth, a Protestant, accepted a marriage proposal from John, a divorced Catholic, he was unwilling to go through the long annulment process, so they married in her church. Without a decree of nullity from his first marriage, John felt uneasy attending mass. Beth noticed her husband’s spiritual battle but …

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Question: I hear what’s being said loud and clear: if your married you cannot have another “wedding” unless you’ve divorced at first. However, my confusion is in regards to what occurs during a renewal, convalidation or whatever purpose it is, other than the initial wedding (I’ll stick with renewal for simplicity). First dance, Giving away, …

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There are several factors to take into account when considering to renew your vows at the Catholic Church. What’s the protocol? How are special cases handled? We provide two real-life scenarios and the advice to navigate it all. These real-life scenarios hit multiple burning questions we might have about renewing our vows. Scenario 1: My …

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