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For love of the Eucharist, civilly married couple abstained from sex

We are not brute beasts.
It seems to me that much of the debate about Communion for the divorced and remarried, and about homosexuals, is founded on the false premise that people simply cannot not have sex, as much as they … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I attend or avoid a civil marriage of a Catholic?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it wrong for a Catholic to attend a wedding that is a civil ceremony only….even if she is my sister? I know you are very busy…answer if you can…I apologize for asking a question that I should … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on civil effects of Church marriages

The Canonical Defender, the distinguished Ed Peters, has some comments on his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about civil consequences of Catholic marriage ceremonies. In the USA marriage ceremonies are also the civil act. In Italy, there … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Layperson, Notary Public, witnessing invalid civil marriage of Catholics

From a reader:
I was recently asked to officiate a wedding ceremony for a couple of friends of mine. I am a Notary Public living in the state of Florida so I am legally permitted to perform such a ceremony. However, what restrictions, if … Continue reading

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