My mother, widow, wanted to marry a protestant with 2 divorces, under his sleeve. My mom being N.O. went to her priest and he told my mom to bless their(whatever?) and get married by a minister. And no sacraments until he could get an annulment for his 2 divorces. My mom's sister-in-law, protestant, had her minister marry them in her home.(Minister wouldn't do it in his own church). My brother said he would join my mom and marry his lady. (They being both catholics) Now you have 2 couples excommunicated. My mom was told by her priest that he would ask for annulments of the 2 divorces of the man she supposedly, married. (Can you follow this?) So, the N.O., in a year had the annulment. my mom was told she could receive sacraments after confession. WALLA! Then they married in the N.O. and my so-called step dad is now a catholic. Are they married? Not in my eyes. Why? Because first of all my mom has no sorrow. The whole thing was rigged. They celebrate their anniversary on the date of the wedding in my Aunts home. And my brother? I don't know what he did? So, I never congratulate them on their anniversary and my whole family is mad with me. Oh, well! I spoke with my mom and asked her, what was the grounds of annulment. HE did not know divorce was wrong. I thought, hm, then if he knows now, then there should be no marriage, after all, he is a catholic now. Hm?! Then I asked my mom, did you marry in the Catholic church, she said, yes. What date was that? She does not recall. Did a Bishop lift your excommunication? She was mad and said, it was her decision to marry my step dad. So, I have been in the dog house for 15 years!