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ASK FATHER: Confession before conversion

From a reader… I just read through your “ASK FATHER: Can non-Catholics go to confession?” post. For me, as a convert who was validly Baptized outside the Church, and because I had a horrific first Confession experience, it begs the question of when … Continue reading

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

From a reader… 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anglican confession… valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: On my journey to the Catholic Church, just prior to deciding to join the Church we investigated a High Anglican church (most of ours are Low, and the High are much more Catholic in feel though … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Converting to Catholicism. Do we need convalidation of marriage?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am in RCIA and am scheduled to be confirmed at Easter. I was raised Baptist and baptized as a teenager, as was my husband, but we had both left church and were only married civilly. I … Continue reading

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Not exactly RCIA and sharing your feelings

With a biretta tip to St. Louis Catholic, who did a good job with this, we should review what we believe as faithful Catholics. This is the formula that I used when I was admitted to Holy Church as a … Continue reading

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Year of Faith Indulgence for renewing baptismal promises… for converts. What to do?

Think about indulgences. Think about them all the time. Even as I reminded you that you can obtain indulgences, under the usual conditions, during this week following All Saints and All Souls, don’t forget that during the Year of Faith … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest denied me absolution, because I, a convert, am married to a non-Christian

From a reader: I converted to the Catholic faith years ago from a Muslim background. My husband was also Muslim at the time. He is atheist/agnostic now and I don’t see him ever converting. A priest denied me absolution a … Continue reading

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