Thanks for the clarification, Fr. Gregory. There is a wonderfully logical legalism at work in the thinking behind such rules. On the one hand it sticks with Our Lord's teaching; on the other it provides a 'loophole' (as one priest put it to me). The difficulty, from what I observe and hear is that the loophole is operated by canon lawyers and lay assistants which effectiovely means that the petitioner is in an ecclesiastical version of a postcode lottery; some dioceses are notoriously liberal, others are not, and I know of at least one case where a priest has recommended another diocese to a petitioner.
The irony is that the RCC regards as sacramental marriages in a Church (the C of E) whose orders it does not recognise. :o
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)