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The Catholic Church considers the Bible to be the inspired word of God: God is the author of Sacred Scripture. "The divinely revealed realities, which are contained and presented in the text of Sacred Scripture, have been written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 105; the quote is taken from ...


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Yes; Catholicism teaches that Joseph and Mary had a true marriage. In the first place, consummation is not required for a marriage to be valid in the Catholic Church. What is necessary is (more or less) that the man and woman vow to be with each other, as one, forever; and that they intend to be together for the purpose of having and raising children. In ...


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They would be considered at least in the first stages of marriage. Which is not like an engagement, but the first part of a two step process to become fully married (but just the first step means that you're married). To directly answer your question, they were married - a true marriage. However I assume that the Catholic church believes that the second ...


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"Reversion" is straightforward. Once a Catholic, always a Catholic. However, the falling-away from the Church is contrary to Canon Law: 209 §1 Christ's faithful are bound to preserve their communion with the Church at all times, even in their external actions. This is something which may be confessed and absolved, and that — with the ...


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Conversion to Catholicism does not make one an adulterer. Other factors would come into play here. If either the person wanting to convert or the Spouse was previously married and divorced, then the Church might consider the marriage as adulterous, but the matter would need to be brought before the marriage tribunal for a decision. If neither party had been ...


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Let's start with a discussion of what the situation is, as the Church traditionally has seen and taught it: The official teaching of the Church is that civil divorce is usually immoral in itself, but may be morally tolerable under certain circumstances: If civil divorce remains the only possible way of ensuring certain legal rights, the care of the ...


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The problem isn't the divorce, but the remarriage. If you simply get a divorce for a good reason, you are not in state of sin - although the divorce itself is a mortal sin. The real problem is remarriage. Modernist Catholics say divorcees who have not had annullment and have another partner can receive communion, but it has never been (and it never will be) ...


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One flesh is caused by sexual intercourse, and nothing more. But one flesh itself is the state of being metaphorically and spiritually one body with another. The wife's body does not belong to her, but to her husband, and vice versa, because they are one flesh and their bodies are the same. (1 Cor 7). Similarly, we are one in spirit with Christ, and our ...



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