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In Catholic Canon Law, there is a term that applies: a mixed marriage. A mixed marriage is one in which one person is a Catholic and the other has been baptized into another Christian denomination. This isn't specific to Protestants, of course, it applies to any non-Catholic Christian denomination.


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The Association of Interchurch Families, England, has published a copy of the following First Trilateral Agreement on Interchurch Marriages between the Catholic Church and the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church (1994). The Agreement states The Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church is an autonomous church under the authority of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of ...


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The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is a break-away part of the universal Catholic Church and was formed after the Coonan Cross Oath , taken on 3 January 1653. It was a public avowal by members of the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India that they would not submit to Portuguese dominance in ecclesiastical and secular life. The swearing of the ...


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According to the Catholic Church's canon law on mixed marriages, 1983 Can. 1124 Without express permission of the competent authority, a marriage is prohibited between two baptized persons of whom one is baptized in the Catholic Church or received into it after baptism and the other of whom is enrolled in a Church or ecclesial community not in full ...


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One can never do evil so that a good comes about (cf. Rom. 3:8,6:1: "let us do evil, that there may come good? whose damnation is just. … Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid."). A vasectomy for contraceptive purposes is mutilation, and mutilation is a sin (cf., e.g., 1 Cor. 3:16 & 12:18). There can be no dispensation to sin. That ...


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What a “dispensation” is First of all, a “dispensation” is a legal term, in which the competent authority relieves one of its subjects from having to follow a law (or part of a law) in a particular case. The Code of Canon Law describes dispensations as follows: A dispensation, or the relaxation of a merely ecclesiastical law in a particular case, can be ...


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Yes, because The effect of a radical sanation is to render a marriage valid not only from the moment the sanation is granted but from the moment naturally sufficient consent was initially given. Unless the law asserts an express provision to the contrary, the radical sanation makes the validity of a marriage retroactive to its beginning.—New Commentary ...


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Almost certainly, yes; but it may depend on how thorough the party issuing the radical sanation was. Radical sanation is the retroactive issuance of a dispensation (a waiver) from various conditions that prevented the marriage from being valid in the first place: The radical sanation of an invalid marriage is its convalidation without the renewal of ...


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If one is forced into marriage, that invalidates the marriage according to Canon Law: Can. 1103 A marriage is invalid if entered into because of force or grave fear from without, even if unintentionally inflicted, so that a person is compelled to choose marriage in order to be free from it. Also, an attempted marriage of a baptized Catholic outside ...


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In Hebrew, Genesis 2:24 reads: עַל־כֵּן֙ יַֽעֲזָב־אִ֔ישׁ אֶת־אָבִ֖יו וְאֶת־אִמֹּ֑ו וְדָבַ֣ק בְּאִשְׁתֹּ֔ו וְהָי֖וּ לְבָשָׂ֥ר אֶחָֽד The fully understand what the verse means, it is helpful to look at a few key words more closely. וְדָבַ֣ק Comparing several translations, there is a wide variety on how the verb וְדָבַ֣ק is translated. The NIV uses "is ...


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I am brand new to this forum. I found this page while searching this topic on Google. But, I joined and read the rules and the information about how the site works, and I'm not sure how the answer that Mark Russell has allowed to even stay on the site for 4 years!! While we are all entitled to our opinion, this is not the place for unsupported opinions. ...


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I am a part of the Antiochian Orthodox Church. I asked my Priest this (who is married), and what I recall him telling me is it has to do with the fact that if you were allowed to marry after becoming a priest, things regarding courtship and all that are likely to get in the way of being an effective and focused priest. Whereas if you are already married, ...



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