Category Archives: One Man & One Woman

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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Marriage, unrealistic ideals and Paul VI’s advice

Some committed Catholics today, like Donatists, think that one strike is the only and permanent strike, without possibility of conversion, penance and return to the path of holiness. Some others today, on the other hand, claim that the Church – … Continue reading

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What priests can – with credibility – do in marriage preparation

The other day, Kevin Card. Farrell, formerly of Dallas and now of Rome, made a disparaging remark about pretty much every priest in the world when it comes to marriage prep. He said: “[Priests] have no credibility; they have never lived … Continue reading

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12 July: Sts. Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin

Today is the feast of two saints married to each other and the parents of another. Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin have their feast in the Novus Order calendar.  They are the parents of St. Therese, the Little Flower.  July 13th … Continue reading

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Does “Beans” @MassimoFaggioli undermine ‘Humanae vitae’?

The war on the teaching of Humanae vitae continued today with an offering at ultra-liberal Commonweal by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli.   Beans spends a lot of time on Twitter throwing out one inflammatory tweet after another as click bait. Faggioli takes … Continue reading

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Energetic pro-family talk in London

My old friend Michael Matt of The Remnant gave a rousing pro-family talk in London recently.  You might want to tune in. And, take note of the spiffy title! Along the way Michael reminds the listeners that Card. Caffara (one … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: annulment of a same-sex “marriage”?

From a reader, wondering about the veracity of the following… DICITUR: “Current Catholic canon law requires that if someone remarried in a heterosexual marriage seeks confirmation/baptism having previously been in a legally recognized same-sex marriage, they need an annulment of … Continue reading

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Concerning @JamesMartinSJ talking at Vatican @LaityFamilyLife sponsored @WMOF2018

I am astonished.  And I am not astonished. At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, we learn that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin has been asked to speak at the upcoming World Meeting of Families. This meeting … Continue reading

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