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ASK FATHER: Entering the Church, do we need to have our marriage convalidated?

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QUAERITUR:
My husband and I are entering the Church in just a few days now, and we are confused as to whether we will need our marriage convalidated. Our priest says so, but my RCIA teacher and sponsor say that our … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert ponders consequences of parents’ invalid marriage.

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I’m a convert to Catholicism, with a Lutheran mother and baptized and confirmed Catholic father. My dad fell away from the Church after college, as he married outside of the Church and all us children were nominally Lutheran. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Defection from the Catholic Church

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My brother, a fallen away Catholic, is getting married outside the Church. He asked me to be best man.
I had the understanding that a Catholic can release himself from the obligations to get married in the Church etc. … Continue reading

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