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ASK FATHER: Mistake about minister of Sacrament of Matrimony and validity

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When making vows at a Catholic Wedding in a Catholic Church if a Groom genuinly beleives that the officiating priest at a wedding is the minister of the Sacrement of Matromony, and not the bride and groom (as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I attend or avoid a civil marriage of a Catholic?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it wrong for a Catholic to attend a wedding that is a civil ceremony only….even if she is my sister? I know you are very busy…answer if you can…I apologize for asking a question that I should … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mixed marriage and the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader:
I am going to marry a Lutheran girl next year, and we would like to have a Tridentine wedding celebrated within mass. However, I was warned that, because of Universae Ecclesiae, some current laws may not apply, and it may not … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Tarting-it-up for a church wedding

[Raising my eyes to heaven even as I grope for that third rail with my outstretched toe.]
From a readerette:
I’m having a bit of a conflict with my bride-to-be best friend, who has gone Bridezilla on me. She asked me to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Nuptial TLM questions

Folks… I don’t have time for this right now… can you help?
From a reader:
This summer, our diocese of ___ will see its first Extraordinary Form Liturgy since…well, probably since Vatican II.  The Mass will be a Nuptial Mass for two … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I attend an SSPX ordination

From a reader (edited):
     I wanted to ask you about attendance at relative’s ordination.  My relative is going to be ordained a priest for the SSPX.       We have not gone to the weddings which have been in the Society, … Continue reading

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