Category Archives: One Man & One Woman

ASK FATHER: Marital relations after a tubal ligation 22 years ago out of fear of pregnancy

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am very uneasy in my conscience. Twenty-two years ago, after the birth of our fourth child (last 3 were high risk pregnancies that ended in C-sections), my wife felt she was too old (38) to … Continue reading

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June and Martin, SJ

Why is Jesuit homosexualist Father James Martin’s obsessive focus so troubling?  Here’s an example. No mention of June as the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Rather, his focus for June is on “pride” in sodomy. To all my many … Continue reading

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VIDEO @EricMetaxas on what’s important

Eric Metaxas was on with Tucker Carlson.  Here is a short clip, well worth your time! I warmly recommend Metaxas’ books about Dietrich Bonhoeffer… US HERE – UK HERE … and Wilberforce… US HERE – UK HERE

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ASK FATHER: My unbaptized wife insists on contraception

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m a youngish Catholic man who very much wants closeness with Christ through the Church in Her teachings and Sacraments. I’m also a Catholic man married to an unbaptized woman, who has been insistent on taking … Continue reading

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A public “Amoris Laetitia” celebration of getting around adultery

It has been some time since we’ve looked into issues arising from the ambiguity laden Ch. 8 of Amoris laetitia.  Remember that those who wish to distort the words of the Lord and Catholic moral theology will read it one way, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A question about a marriage situation (not mine)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about a marriage situation (not mine). If a marriage was valid, is it enough to resolve the state of sin of the re-“married” party(s) to simply abstain from sex without leaving the “second spouse?” Especially … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: We thought we had a valid marriage…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I are both converts to Catholicism, and to the best of our knowledge (we even consulted our RCIA people and a priest) we thought we had a valid marriage. Having had her doubts renewed by … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic marriages without Nuptial Masses

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It has been over 20 years since I’ve attended a marriage in the OF between two Catholics that has had a Nuptial Mass. Why doesn’t the Church require that if two Catholics are getting married, they … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marijuana and validity of marriage

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently marijuana was legalized in Canada. As such, the issue has come up that Marijuana can stay within the system for a very long time and a habitual user can be impaired by marijuana even if … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Holy Family (1962MR): Families not of blood

In the traditional Roman calendar, this Sunday, the 1st after Epiphany, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The 1570 Missale Romanum does not have the feast of the Holy Family.  I believe devotion to the Holy Family really … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish records and confidentiality

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there any church law which prevents sacramental records from being made public? I have seen church records used for online family trees that show living family members illegitimacy. Interesting question. The law says that parishes … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pastor won’t allow TLM wedding in “his church”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We were in a situation where (a) my fiancee and I had already booked a time slot in a Church for the Rite of Marriage and Nuptial Mass (b) After this, we requested from the parish … Continue reading

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World Meeting for Families: vestments and art

I wrote about the dreadful vestments used at the World Meeting For Families 2018 in Ireland. HERE You should read what Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui wrote about how artists were invited to submit designs for the vestments and how shabbily treated … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to a wedding at an SSPX chapel?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it permissible to attend an SSPX wedding? I thought that the couple (or priest) would first need to request permission from the local bishop and then also have a diocesan priest at the wedding, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married niece coming to visit with husband. What to do?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: First, great blog, thanks for all your hard work and sharing your insights and knowledge! Second, I have a question for you re: my niece and her new husband. I’ll be as brief and organized as … Continue reading

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