Tag Archives: converts

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 am converting … 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 convert, … 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 there … 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 month ago … Continue reading

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