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If an Orthodox spouse were to agree to a marriage ceremony in a Roman Catholic church (either before or after an Orthodox wedding), the Orthodox spouse would place themselves outside the Communion of the Orthodox Church - i.e. they would (knowingly or unknowingly) excommunicate themselves. If this was done knowingly, it would likely take a long time and ...


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You ask why a divorce is a necessary precondition to annulment referred to henceforth by its correct title, Decree of Nullity. Why does the Catholic Church care about one's civil marital status? If my marriage is invalid, give me the annulment. Preface Faith, Hope, and Charity. Three virtues. This answer begins with the importance of Hope. ...


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The Catholic Church recognises the laws of the countries in which it is present. An information booklet issued by the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council for the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference - 'Getting Married in the Catholic Church: Frequently Asked Questions' - contains the following ...


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The Catechism of the Council of Trent encourages separated spouses to reunite: Advantages Of Indissolubility Lest, however, the law of Matrimony should seem too severe on account of its absolute indissolubility, the advantages of this indissolubility should be pointed out. The first (beneficial consequence) is that men are given to ...


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Our age of relativism often cause us to express a kind of naivety to reality by imagining that an intellectual position or argument can resolve any or most situations. We live in a fallen world, which includes our carnal nature even when we become "born again". Ps. 51;5 declares our very conception is sinful. We do not lose our old nature. It has to be kept ...


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Veils are indeed Scriptural, as St. Paul, in Chapter 11 of his First Letter to the Corinthians, instructs women to cover their heads in church: every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered: dishonorest her head … For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. [cf. Gen. 2:21] For the man was not created for the woman, but the ...


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Yes, Solomon had concubines. He also became greedy and chose to accumulate wealth and wives rather than nurturing his kingdom. If you read his story, you find that God was not pleased with his later actions, but spared him punishment during his lifetime because of his father. God told Solomon that his punishment for these things would come after his death by ...



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