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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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ASK FATHER: Can I attend this invalid wedding?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife’s niece is getting married this coming October. I asked her what faith she is and she couldn’t even tell me. I asked her what her fiancé’s faith was and she said catholic. I told her to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I attend an invalid SSPX wedding?

From a reader… ok — so I get that according to cannon law, since sspx marriages are not “canonically approved’, they are not valid. My God- daughter, and my CLOSEST friend’s daughter is getting married in the fall by an sspx priest. She … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sanation of Protestant marriage without dispensation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you Father for your great blog! Are there situations where it would be appropriate to get a marriage regularised as a natural marriage even though there is a possibility it could be sacramental? I ask … Continue reading

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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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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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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: 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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