EWTN Catholic Q&A
valid and sacramental marriage
Question from MARY S on 09-10-2012:

A lady got married in the Old World Catholic Church. She has been told by many her marriage is not VALID N NOT a SACRMENTAL MARRIAGE in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church. Is this information correct? If so- she is now divorced- would she need an annulment? Thank U.

Answer by Robert J. Flummerfelt, J.C.L. on 09-10-2012:

Hi Mary,

If a Catholic marries before an Old World Catholic priest such a marraige is invalid due to a defect of canonical form.

Peace and blessings, Bob