Tag Archives: weddings

ASK FATHER: Two-phase wedding? First in church, then at the beach?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question regarding the situation of two Catholics being married by an unapproved minister.
Would any law prevent the couple from contacting the parish and explaining what they want to do, then following the course of Pre-Cana classes … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marriage in “another suitable place”

From a reader…
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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 a deacon. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Newly wedded couple kissing during wedding Mass?

From a priest…
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Do you think it is appropriate for a newly wed couple to share a kiss at their wedding mass? If so, the only place in the Ordinary Form I can think of it happening is at the very … Continue reading

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“Don’t take offence if they have to decline your invitation.”

There is a great post over at my friend Fr. Finigan’s blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity about lay people and their weddings and inviting priests… and concelebration.
Remember, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.
Fr. Finigan seems to agree.
 

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QUAERITUR: Weddings on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?

From a reader:
Can a couple get married on a holy day of obligation?
What about (more generally) on a Sunday (which, in a certain sense, is a holy day of obligation)?
The Rite of Marriage may be used anytime except during the … Continue reading

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Gang of Priests: war stories

When priests get together for a while, conversation will turn to seminary and parish war stories.
Weddings will be included among those war stories.  Included could be a few things we wish we could say.
First, it is amazing how often people … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The origin of giving flowers to Mary during weddings.

A priest friend recently asked if I knew the origin of the “custom” during weddings of giving flowers to Mary, by placing them at her statue or image (which some protestants probably think is mighty strange).
I must admit, I don’t … Continue reading

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A priest rants about modern weddings

A friend alerted me to a fine rant by a priest, who has the unlikely name of Reverend Know-It-All.  I hope our mail doesn’t get mixed up.
In any event, Rev. K-I-A has good observations about weddings.  Weddings can be occasions … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can we attend non-Catholic weddings?

From a reader:
Is it wrong if not in fact sinful to attend the weddings and funerals
of non-Catholics? For as Pope Pius XI stated in his encyclical
treating on Christian unity, Catholics are never to participate in
schismatic or heretical congregations. I would … Continue reading

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