Category Archives: 1983 CIC can. 915

ASK FATHER: Can a Catholic layman officiate at the marriage of non-Catholics?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there any situation in which a Catholic layman could officiate a wedding? A friend has been asked to officiate at a non-Catholic wedding ceremony between 2 non-Catholic persons and is unsure whether the Church would … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Validity of Catholic with Orthodox marriage

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Question on marriage: Canon Law says a Catholic marrying an Orthodox Christian by an Orthdox priest has a valid marriage (as long as the usual free to marry, openness to kids etc. are part of the … Read More

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If a bishop would apply can. 915 to someone who hires a hitman, then how not to politicians who actively promote the killing of innocent children?

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray, a fine canonist, has a forthright offering today at The Catholic Thing. Excerpt: When confronted by Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s obstinate and scandalous public rejection of the Church’s teaching on the inherent immorality … Read More

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Bishops with… wherewithal!… back up Archbp. Cordileone and can 915

UPDATE:  Since I am traveling it is hard for me to update the list of bishops who have issued supportive statements about what Archbp. Cordileone did.   Perhaps a reader or two might keep an eye and provide in the combox … Read More

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Archbp. applies can. 915 to Pelosi: until PUBLIC regret for supporting abortion, no Communion

Will this put calcium and testosterone into the bishops’ conference? First, what does can. 915 really say? HERE From CNA: Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’ Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone took extra pains Friday … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest berated me for confessing venial sins and then used the wrong form of absolution. What should I do?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently attempted to make a good confession. Aside from the fact that the priest literally berated me for confessing “venial sins” which he said “have no place in the confessional”, after my act of contrition … Read More

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St. John Chrysostom – Patron Saint of Telling It Like It Is: On giving the Eucharist to UNWORTHY PUBLIC FIGURES

On the Institution of the Eucharist (my emphases): “I speak not only to the communicant, but also I say to the priest who ministers the Sacrament: Distribute this gift with much care. There is no small punishment for you, if … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must we do penance, abstain from meat, on Friday in the Octave of Christmas?

This is a question which comes up each year. I’ve had three notes in email today. Must we do penance tomorrow, Friday within the Octave of Christmas? The short answer is YES, this year, yes. According to Canon Law, Catholics … Read More

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Bottom of the ninth. What did the bishops do? Did they hit a home run?

At The Catholic Thing there is a good description by David Carlin of the miserable, enervated choke the bishops showed the world at their last USCCB meeting. As my dad, a connoisseur of baseball puts it, it’s hard to win with … Read More

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Wherein National ‘c’atholic Fishwrap’s own Wile E. Coyote “oopses” himself. Fr. Z explains.

The Fishwrap is known by various monikers.  The editors call it the National catholic Reporter in defiance of a decree of their local bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Bp. Helmsing, who ordered them to remove “Catholic” from their … Read More

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Biden and Francis at Tanagra

In case you didn’t see it (I didn’t have time to read it immediately) Card. Burke published a letter about Catholic Politicians and Non-Admittance to Holy Communion. HERE in six languages. I think you can imagine his position, which is … Read More

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Biden, Abortion and Can. 915

Can. 915. Bishops…. is it time yet? “Those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all, I respect that – don’t agree, but I respect that.” President Biden, a Catholic, reacts to Texas’ heartbeat law. pic.twitter.com/O9f0Uwdupc — … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I have to work on Saturday and Sunday at Mass times. Can I receive Communion anyway?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m currently scheduled to work on both Saturday and Sunday and this doesn’t give me to time to attend a full mass in person.  However, I would be able to leave work during scheduled lunch break … Read More

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In a time when 75% of US Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence… NEWSFLASH!!!! … 75% of bishops vote to teach about the Eucharist!

Today the USCCB overwhelmingly voted yes to the drafting of a document about the Eucharist.  Only 66% was needed to move that document forward and the approval garnered 75% of the bishops’ votes. Given that the Pew survey a couple … Read More

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Mass with Francis and Biden nixed

UPDATE: It seems that CNA got out over its skis in reporting that something that was never scheduled in the first place was “nixed”. Agencies could do better. CNA reports that Biden’s attendance at early morning Mass on 15 June … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can we eat meat today, Friday, Feast of the Sacred Heart or must we abstain?

A couple people have asked today about Friday abstinence from meat. Canon 1251 of the Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church says: Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, … Read More

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Just to review…

Just to review… Benedict XVI’s 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum says: Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae antecedenti adhaerentium stabiliter [previously continenter] exsistit, parochus eorum petitiones ad celebrandam sanctam Missam iuxta ritum Missalis Romani anno … Read More

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The Code of Canon Law has a new section about penal law, offences and punishments. There are new things.

Today the Code of Canon Law was updated in a dramatic way.  An entire Book (major section) was chopped out and replaced with a new version.  This is Book VI which deals with “penal law”, that is, offences and punishments.  … Read More

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UPDATE: Wherein the Bishop of Black Duck gives pastoral care to a pro-abortion ‘c’atholic politician

UPDATE: 27 May 2021 I’ve lately read that some 60 bishops are pressuring that the issue of Communion for pro-abortion politicians NOT be even be discussed at the USCCB meeting.   I don’t get it.   The Lord says that if there … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Could the excommunication of Archbp. Lefebvre be lifted posthumously?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Was the excommunication of Archbishop LeFebvre lifted? Is it possible to do so posthumously? The excommunication imposed on Archbp. Lefebvre by the law itself (latae sententiae) and also declared by the Congregation for Bishops was not … Read More

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