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ASK FATHER: Valid marriage in hospital room?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I were married in my father-in-law’s hospital room. He was dying of stomach cancer and we wanted him to witness our marriage. We had planned on holding the ceremony in the chapel of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marriage in “another suitable place”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My grandson will be married in a year. He has not been baptized but raised in a Christian home. His wife to be is Catholic. He insists their marriage can take place in a hotel and witnessed by … Continue reading

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Five Cardinals Book™ in a new language!

I received the great news that the Five Cardinals Book™ is now out in POLISH.  HERE It isn’t just out in Polish, it received an endorsement from the Polish Bishops Conference. That is quite a step.  That means that the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Son married in another church without a dispensation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son left the Catholic Church And now belongs to the Church of England. he is getting married in C of E without a dispensation as he no longer considers himself a Catholic. I know he will not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get baptism certificate. Can we still get married?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My fiance was baptised (as well as communion and confirmed) in a catholic church in Sicily and is unable to obtain his baptism certificate. What do we do in this situation? Can we still get married in the Church? … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lied to the priest. Is our marriage valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Many years ago when my wife and I got married we were not serious Catholics. We cohabitated before we were married, and I think we even may have lied to the priest about it but I’m … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s magisterial talk in England: If we can’t get the family right, New Evangelization will fail.

His Eminence Raymond Leo (Latin for “Lion”) Card. S.R.E. Burke was in England recently. He sang Mass for which my friend Fr. Finigan was one of the sacred ministers. He gave quite a talk. The full text is HERE. The … Continue reading

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SYNODGATE – Five Cardinals Book stolen from participants’ mailboxes at last year’s Synod on Family

It seems that this story about #Synodgate is being picked up by lots of people. What will be really interesting to watch is who does not pick this up. _____ ORIGINAL Published on: Feb 25, 2015 @ 9:32 I have wanted to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to respond when homosexuals tell you they’re “married”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our comings and goings in civil society are going to be getting markedly more and more difficult, especially as “gay marriage” becomes legal in state after state, and as “transgendered” people are being allowed to have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A revert wonders about validity of previous marriage

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was Baptized Catholic, but my mother stopped practicing when I was 5. I have been married and divorced in a Protestant ceremony, no priest or deacon was present (a myriad of protestant ministers, of varying … Continue reading

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