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ASK FATHER: Why is a baptismal certificate so important for annulment process?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Trying to get an annulment. Can’t find his baptismal record. Why is it so important?
Well! That was pithy.
There is a Latin adage from ancient Rome: Verba volant, scripta manent… Words merely spoken fly away, but words written down … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to record SSPX sacraments in regular sacramental registers?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
We have a woman who was baptized in an SSPX Parish [not a parish… just some sort of chapel]. She attends Mass there. She recognizes that the SSPX lacks the jurisdiction for a Catholic Marriage. [Exactly, they don’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: No record of First Communion in Baptism records! What to do?

From a reader:
We belonged to Parish #1 for several years, and that’s where three of our children were baptized. We moved to Parish#2 in time for our oldest to receive religious education and First Holy Communion. It is now time for our oldest … Continue reading

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