Tag Archives: validity of sacraments

Ed Peters on Card. Kasper on Pope saying half of marriages are not valid

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters writes about the reckless comments made by Card. Walter Kasper the other day at Fordham University.  My emphases and comments.

Even if the pope said it, it was reckless to repeat it
Cardinal Kasper, in a lengthy interview that shows … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why are SSPX Masses valid, but not marriages or absolutions?

From a reader:
Fr Z, can you help me out with the why here and right terms.. I’m missing a piece of the puzzle?
A priest was asking me a question, regarding another person who is coming from the SSPX back to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is Mass valid if the priest is in mortal sin?

From a reader:
Sometime ago, I was told by a priest that if the priest is in mortal sin, the mass (primarily Holy Communion) is still valid, his argument being that you wouldn’t know that he was in mortal sin. I was taught if … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is baptism by a priest who does odd things still valid?

From a reader:
Thank you father for the time you devote to this blog. I have found it very educational as has my husband.
I would appreciate your thoughts as an outside observer to this question.
We were parishioners for about 5 years … Continue reading

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