Why does my husband's baptism status matter to his ex-wife's current marriage?
January 1, 2013 5:42 PM Subscribe
My husband was married briefly and divorced over 20 years ago. Since then, his ex-wife has remarried, divorced again and recently remarried. My husband and his ex wife have had no contact since before the divorce. She has just (out of the blue) asked if my husband was baptized (he was not). She said she would need him to fill out some paperwork acknowledging that he hasn't been baptized so her new marriage is recognized in the Catholic church. Can someone explain what my husband's baptismal status has to do with her current marriage being recognized? They are divorced, there was one child born from their marriage. Could she be trying to have their marriage annulled??
posted by getyourlife to religion & philosophy (18 answers total)
I don't know if I chose the correct category for this question. Thanks, in advance, for your answers.