Convalidating catholic marriage
"Marriage convalidation" means to have your marriage "recognized" (or blessed) by the Catholic Church.
Those who usually seek a convalidation, it is because they married outside of the Catholic Church/parish.
If the priest believes the intention of the couple, he then has the right and ability to dispense the canonical form and validate the marriage, bringing it into proper validity and liceity (being licit) with the Roman Catholic Church.Disclaimer: Please note that the content on this page is provided solely for your information and should not be interpreted as an official endorsement of the organizations, programs, and websites listed.To the best of our knowledge, the information listed here did not conflict with Catholic teaching and was accurate at the time of posting. Bishops launched the National Pastoral Initiative on Marriage, a multi-year collaborative effort to promote, preserve, and protect marriage, understood as both a sacramental reality and a human institution.As one of the first steps in this process, the Committee asked the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth, which staffs the Committee, to collect and analyze diocesan marriage preparation policies.