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The question is what is the process within the Catholic Church which will enable a person to get a clarification on Church teaching?

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Write to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). That commission addresses doctrinal questions.

From the profile page of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

E-mail: [email protected]

For an example, which is relevant to the current discussions in the Church, please see this CDF October 22, 2014 response to the Question of a French Priest: "Can a confessor grant absolution to a penitent who, having been religiously married, has contracted a second union following divorce?"

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    @FMS: Nice edits; I hadn't heard of the recent CDF answer, either. thanks
    – Geremia
    Nov 17, 2014 at 15:12

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