{jcomments on}I am a catechist for native American Indian adults wanting to be confirmed. At least 75 % of them are married (outside the church) to a Protestant or otherwise non-Catholic who has been previously married.

For themselves (those wanting to be confirmed) it is their first or only marriage. The idea that their Protestant spouse has to go through the Catholic annulment process is a huge deterrent to the Catholic’s continuation of the process to be confirmed and married in the church. Is there no other way ??