Tag Archives: marriage

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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A piece of good news

A very smart priest friend sent me a note this morning with two pieces of good news regarding Pope Francis.  I’ll simply share what he sent…. no, wait… I’ll share the first piece of good news.  I may post the second … Continue reading

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Confraternity of Catholic Clergy’s “Statement in support ofMarriage”

The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded.   The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA. The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases): Statement in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic wishes to marry “non-denominational Christian”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When a nondenominational Christian wishes to marry a Catholic, what must that Christian do if they do not wish to convert to Catholicism? First, I must say that marrying a non-Catholic isn’t the very best of … Continue reading

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A 70th Wedding Anniversary

Via FNC: George and Barbara Bush celebrate 70th wedding anniversary Former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush are marking a milestone in their love story this Tuesday, celebrating 70 years of marriage. The longest-wed presidential couple set … Continue reading

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“Would it really be totally impossible to admit her to Communion?”

Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed. These days we expect everything to be fixable, to have a solution.  There must be some way to get around problems, some cure, some repair, some slight-of-hand. No.  Not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mistake about minister of Sacrament of Matrimony and validity

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When making vows at a Catholic Wedding in a Catholic Church if a Groom genuinly beleives that the officiating priest at a wedding is the minister of the Sacrement of Matromony, and not the bride and … Continue reading

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What’s up with the false English translation of the Synod’s Final Report?

Now that the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops has been over for a while, we have to start asking some questions about the synodal documents that emerged during the meeting, namely the midpoint report, or Relatio post disceptationem, and the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a godparent marry a godchild? Confirmation sponsor a confirmand?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Are spiritual relationships hindrances to marriages? For example, can a confirmand marry their sponsor? Can the children of godparents marry the godparents’ godchild? An excellent question. St. Thomas Aquinas spoke of spiritual affinity and the impediment it created … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “the family is being bastardized”

In Rome we have been seeing members of the Schoenstaat movement all over the place, as they gather for centenary celebrations.  Pope Francis addressed them and had some things to say about the state of the family today. From EWTN/CNA: … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Synod and simplifying the “annulment” process

At the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) Jesuit Thomas Reese is going out to the edge of the cliff: Simplified annulment process coming from synod This is part of the “lemmings to the cliff” dynamic being stirred by the Synod of … Continue reading

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“Five Cardinals Book” in defense of marriage, tradition – Remaining in the Truth of Christ

UPDATE 10 Oct: Amazon seems to be selling out as fast as they are stocking.  HOWEVER, the good news is that the book is available for KINDLE (USA) for $12.86, which is much less than the paperback. HERE  It was $9.99. … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: Card. Burke & Card. Kasper – compare & contrast. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Catholic News Service issued excepts from a video interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke. (655 views as I post) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo2YaU_u1Y0&feature=player_embedded Card. Kasper also has one.  (905 views as I post) Compare and contrast. (Watch the imagery.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N879uaq9-8&feature=player_embedded My first … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters on Sr. Walsh’s piece in America Magazine

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters has a response to a piece from Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, who used to work at the USCCB and who now writes for Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine. Dr. Peters doesn’t have a combox, so… I’ll open … Continue reading

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“Bitter clash”? In your dreams, liberals.

At the liberal US Catholic I saw a piece from the RNS, rarely anything but left-leaning, there is a completely irresponsible claim about the book on marriage about which I have written several times. Here is the offending quote. VATICAN … Continue reading

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