Tag Archives: matrimony

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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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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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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