Category Archives: One Man & One Woman

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 I was … 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 I can.

My niece … 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 – for … 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 was … 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 his … 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 of the … 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 the same-sex … 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 takes place … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic betrothal rite, ceremony

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Have you ever heard of “betrothal ceremonies” in the Roman Rite prior to entering into marriage? Asking for a friend…
Once upon a time the notion of “betrothal” was far more rooted in both secular and religious consciousness (often … Continue reading

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Peter Hünermann’s errors about marriage and their influence today

One of the figures who emerged from the shadows through the Lettergate scandal, is German liberal (wrong) theologian Peter Hünermann.   Benedict XVI had a strong negative reaction to finding him among the writers of the series that was intended to bolster … Continue reading

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German bishops on Communion: Discernment über alles!

My old friend Msgr. Hans Feichtinger has penned for First Things a piece about the German bishops.
DISCERNMENT ÜBER ALLES
The German bishops have announced that they will soon publish new guidelines for reception of the Holy Eucharist. [Because the old guidelines really … Continue reading

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Wherein Card. Kasper tells us what we can and can’t say

This from Jesuit-run Amerika:
Cardinal Kasper: Quit throwing around the word ‘heretic’ [Hmmm.  I’ll bet he says that!]
Think twice before calling someone a “heretic.”
That is the seemingly simple advice from Cardinal Walter Kasper, the prominent German theologian whose ideas have influenced Pope … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on “lived experience”, “accompaniment”, “conscience”

UPDATE:
Since I posted this a short while ago, I saw at First Things a commentary by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller (third in a series) precisely touching on the issues raised by Card. Cupich in England.  This is obviously Müller’s response.  Here is … Continue reading

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Of “paradigm shift” interest

May I direct the readership’s attention today to an amusing piece at First Things?   The pseudoanonymous writer pokes fun at inconsistencies in a speech recently delivered by a certain prelate at a certain well-known English university.
As it opens, we read:
In … Continue reading

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