Tag Archives: matrimony

ASK FATHER: Future spouse doesn’t want kids to attend Novus Ordo, but I do.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am engaged to a girl who was raised attending a SSPX chapel her entire life. We will be married by a diocesan priest in the traditional form. She is unsure whether she can receive communion … Continue reading

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Pope Francis v. Pope Francis about indissolubility and marriage

So Pope Francis in unofficial off-the-cuff remarks says that the majority of marriages are invalid because people don’t get what marriage is.   Those off-the-cuff remarks were quickly amended and are now the official off-the-cuff remarks, whatever that means. I was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptized Catholic but never practiced: do marriage laws apply?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have two younger brothers who are close in age and who were both baptized Catholic as babies. Very early in their life, when they were around 1 and 3 years old respectively, our mom left the church … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is divorce never an option?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you are doing well! First, I want to thank you for your blog. Your writings have been very educational and inspirational. I’m hoping you might share your thoughts on an example that came up during a discussion … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Clarity from Card. Burke on marriage, indissolubility and the challenges we face

What a breath of fresh air! Here is a video of His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke delivering his recent talk to the Rome Life Forum. His Eminence addressed the problem of referring to the essentials of marriage as “an idea” … Continue reading

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Must Catholic doctrine on marriage now be affirmed by every bishop and bishops conference individually?

At the peculiarly appellated Eponymous Flower there is (in addition to a poll on the sidebar about Amoris laetitia) a piece gleaned from Katholisches.info about a presser held by the honchos of the Spanish Bishops Conference on, yes, Familiaris divortio … … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My Catholic son is marrying a Lutheran. Can a priest bless the marriage?

From reader… QUAERITUR: My son is Catholic and woman he will marry is Lutheran. Her father is a minister and will be doing the ceremony. May a Catholic priest be present to bless the marriage? What is the rule? The Church requires … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny, a Catholic who had baptism, 1st communion, confirmation in the Faith. She in full knowledge of her large Catholic family did not seek a dispensation for their wedding in a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My lapsed son to have a “humanist” marriage. Can I attend?

From a reader… My Son, who has lapsed from the Faith, is soon to be ‘married’ in a humanist ceremony. I and my wife have been invited but I am conscious of giving credence to the event. I am committing a sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married woman enrolls in RCIA

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My next door neighbor (unbaptized) has enrolled her 5 year old daughter in CCD classes at a local parish to have her baptized and receive her first holy communion.  She decided to also enroll herself in … Continue reading

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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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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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