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replace baptism question divorce and you have the answer for your friend
Not sure why the baptism debate is taking over
Maybe I am missing a perspective in this somewhere.
I was not exactly the most pious of Catholics in some life choices but even though I am divorced, I can remarry in the church .But it was nearly 8 months of jumping through hoops and my Parish Deacon insisted after I came to him before it was even finalized. But in my case it is which criteria DIDN'T I meet. : (
The divorcee the OP's friend is so enamoured of obviously thinks she has no merit to go through process of absolving her divorce as cannot meet any the criteria.
Did she even have her first marriage through the church? My first marriage was not... if I have another it will be. It would also be my last.
My confusion is if she is irreligious enough to divorce through civil route ...and still willing to marry in ANY way (which means conjugal relations for sure ^-^) why only civil? If a practicing Catholic she therefore still would be "in sin"... So what is missing here?
Why worry about remarriage as sinful in a different church unless divorce wasn't her idea, the partner is one that filed? Is your friend trying to get her to convert to something else?
Most protestant christian churches (least here in US) don't require that BOTH parties be in that religion (baptist, Methodist, what have you). If she is that worried about staying catholic proper to point of not wanting that wedding... she shouldn't be remarrying at all. Lot of mixed signals.
The handbook link is something your friend should peek at.
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