If either spouse is a baptized Catholic then marriage only counts if it is celebrated in a Catholic ceremony. Otherwise it is not recognized due to "lack of canonical form".Some sacraments. For instance, Protestants can perform a valid baptism. Confession would not be valid as Orthodox don't have the "keys". I can't speak to all the details of each sacrament.
OP - you could consider this your first test of face as a Catholic and it may be a big one. There is no divorce in Catholicism, so she will be "put away" and unable to remarry or have a boyfriend (aka fornicate). I know this is true if the Marriage was done in a Catholic Church, but consult your Priest, perhaps if the marriage was at a justice of the peace then there is some wiggle room. Not that you want to get divorced, but remember the sword will divide. Your job as wife is to obey in all things that do not directly contravene God. If he "hates" the Catholic Church and is exploring Judaism, then he essentially is hating God. Judaism denies Jesus Christ, and therefore denies God.
I’m not going to divorce my husband. But I’d like to see if he’d change his mind and go toward orthodox.
The pre-Vatican 2 rules are if you're not married in the RCC, it's not a marriage under the RCC, so there can be no divorce because there is no marriage (essentially, a tautology).You can't divorce your husband if you are Catholic.
If he's going towards judaism then he is going in the opposite direction of Christianity. He could have decided to become a baptist.
It can be a long road in my experience just FYI, so think about a slow change possibly over many years. I, of course, agree that you shouldn’t divorce and split up the family. You can’t give up hope in the Holy Spirit. If you’re husband will go to an Orthodox Church, that is great! Personally, I think it’s very important to get your family into a church, period. Keep praying for your husband. Pray with your children. Teach them the Bible and how to pray. Let God take care of the rest.I’m not going to divorce my husband. But I’d like to see if he’d change his mind and go toward orthodox.
I don’t think he or myself can even become Jewish! (No Jewish line in either family.)
No.The pre-Vatican 2 rules are if you're not married in the RCC, it's not a marriage under the RCC, so there can be no divorce because there is no marriage (essentially, a tautology).
Technically, under the rules of the RCC, if you're not married under the RCC, then you're also committing a sin by fornicating outside of marriage. I'm fairly confident the modern Catholic church doesn't enforce those rules anymore; however, those rules are still in force even if the modern Catholic church refuses to enforce them.
Yeah, that's exactly what I said, so I don't know why you are disagreeing with me.But if a Catholic married an Anglican in an Anglican ceremony that marriage would not be recognized. If that couple got a civil divorce the RCC would not require (or even allow) an annulment - since the marriage was never recognized by the Church in the first place.
Right, but the RCC requires a dispensation if one of the two people are non-Catholics before the marriage will be recognized. I know because I'm going through the process right now at a SSPX church.The RCC only requires that the ceremony be performed by the Church when least one of the people is a baptized or confirmed Catholic.