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ASK FATHER: Does a declaration of nullity mean a marriage never existed?

From a reader…
My diocese’s website says, “A declaration of nullity does not say that the marriage never existed,” yet the site also says that a declaration of nullity means “that the marriage was invalid from the moment of the wedding.” These statements seem … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Could a Catholic terrorist be denied funeral and burial?

From a reader:
Father if the Boston bomber was catholic could the church refuse to give him a funeral or burial in catholic cemetary under cannon law?
To the first question: Yes, the Church could refuse him a funeral.
We read in the … Continue reading

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