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In other words, the reason you would marry a non-Catholic is that you somehow discern that it is God's Will for you do so, and that in doing so, you will be furthering the chances of your eternal salvation AND his or hers.

Finally, assuming that all the previous conditions are met, the couple not only CAN marry in the Catholic Church, they MUST marry in the Catholic church or the woman is in danger of entering into a constant state of sin, which would prevent her from receiving communion at mass.As one man I used to work with used to say, "you're going to be dead for a long time." Although I wouldn't use his phrasing, the point is that you are only on earth for a short period of time.The reason God put you on earth is to serve Him and to prepare yourself to enter heaven.In other words, she won't fall away from the faith because of her husband-to-be. The Catholic woman must promise to do EVERYTHING IN HER POWER to see to it that the children are raised in the Catholic Church. The Catholic woman must insist on a marriage that is open to life.This means no contraception or safe sex (NFP is okay).The Catholic church presumes the previous marriage as valid unless proven otherwise.   Catholic Answer Below is my standard answer for a "mixed marriage" (a marriage where both parties are baptized, but one is not a Catholic).

The divorced non-Catholic MUST obtain an annulment, which is not an easy thing.

Any person that is worthwhile and really loves a Catholic person should be more than willing to genuinely convert and then the two of you would be working together towards the same end. from The Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, English translation 1994 1633 In many countries the situation of a mixed marriage (marriage between a Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic) often arises.

It requires particular attention on the part of couples and their pastors.

Absent such grounds, and a subsequent annulment (declaration that no valid marriage ever existed) then, NO, the Catholic would be unable to marriage the divorced person as they are already validly married, even though they are divorced.

A valid marriage in the eyes of God cannot be revoked by man. Normally a Catholic is forbidden to marry outside the faith.

The spouses risk experiencing the tragedy of Christian disunity even in the heart of their own home.