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Pope Francis: “there cannot be confusion between the family desired by God and every other type of union”

The other day His Holiness Pope Francis gave the annual address to the Roman Rota. HERE The Rota, the Tribunal Apostolicum Rotae Romanae or Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota is the Church’s highest appellate court.  It takes its name from the round … Continue reading

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A life lived and a request for prayers

In December, while I was leaving NYC, I asked you to pray for MaryAnn Hassan, mother of 8, battling cancer for many years. At that time I wrote: I ran into [MaryAnn’s] husband at the rectory before I left for … Continue reading

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Ongoing, post-Synod attempts to undermine indissolubility of marriage

I have this from a theologian friend.  He put together this summary of issues surrounding the last two Synods of Bishops on the Family and the current plots to undermine Catholic teaching concerning the indissolubility of matrimony. Read carefully.  He pulls … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If 50% of marriages are invalid, how do I know if my marriage is valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If approximately 50% of current “Catholic” marriages are actually invalid, how do I know if my marriage is valid? I was a cafeteria Catholic at the time of the wedding, husband was unbaptized. We got a … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on the changes to law for marriage nullity procedures

You will want to have at least a glance at largifical canonist Ed Peters take on the changes to Canon Law for the Latin and the Eastern Churches concerning the procedure for handling marriage cases which were announced yesterday. A … Continue reading

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Another good pre-Synod resource in defense of the family

I know that it seems like a torrent of things pertaining to the theme of the Synod of Bishops is coming at you. It feels like that for me, too. That said, here is another title for your consideration. Bishop … Continue reading

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Huge petition askes Pope Francis for clarity about marriage

I saw this at Breitbart, in which your writer was cited. My emphases and comments: POPE UNDER PRESSURE AS HALF A MILLION CATHOLICS URGE HIM TO REAFFIRM TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE [I’ll bet there are a lot more.] More than 500,000 Catholics, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What documents are needed for us to marry?

From a senior reader… QUAERITUR: My fiancee (age82) and I (age 76) are both widowed and lifelong Catholics. We know what documents we need, but what other church requirements must we go through before marriage. You should have your baptism certificates, which will … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ General Audience on the divorced and remarried

At his Wednesday General Audience, His Holiness Pope Francis spoke on the situation of the divorced and civilly remarried.   The MSM has inadequate reports about what the Pope said. First, let’s be clear about something. People who marry in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My husband abandoned me and our child

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It’s been a while since Ive been on WDTPRS but I need help. I am a convert, and converted after I married. We got some kind of dispensation to be “re” married in the Church, even … Continue reading

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