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What does "quality" mean in canon 1098?

I was wondering about the definition of "quality" in canon 1098 of the Catholic Church's 1983 Code of Canon Law: Can. 1098 A person contracts invalidly who enters into a marriage deceived ...
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Vatican documents on Pre-Cana?

My girlfriend and I are both Roman Catholics. I know that attending Pre-Cana (or pre-marriage counseling, as it is sometimes called) is a regular practice among Catholics. However I was wondering ...
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Would it be possible to get married in church and in a mosque if I am Catholic and my girlfriend is Muslim? (have two weddings) [duplicate]

Would it be an invalid marriage or is there a possibility that we can both show and make our marriage legal before God?
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Can a Pentecostal marry a Jehovah witness [duplicate]

My girlfriend is a JW and I am pentecostal, 2 days ago she was in her meeting and the presenter said that according to 2 corinthians 6:14 "Be ye no unequally yokes together with unbelievers: for ...
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What steps are involved in Catholic churches divorce investigation?

I was civilly married and then got divorced 2 years later. I am now civilly married again and would like to get married properly in church. The Dean of my diocese has asked me and my current wife to ...
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Why did God allow polygamy in the Old Testament?

I’ve been reading a bit into 1 Samuel, and came across something that confused me: 1 Samuel 25:43 NIV David had also married Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both were his wives. But, in Genesis, we ...
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Catholic Church's position on catholic husband and muslim wife [duplicate]

I am a Spanish Catholic guy and I met a Russian girl from the Caucasus who is a Muslim (although not practicing). Her family is Muslim culturally, none of them pray or wear hyjab or similar, but they ...
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Can a divorcee get married in a Catholic Church?

Can a man who has divorced a couple of times get married again in a Catholic Church in accordance with the conventions and teachings of the church? I desire to ask primarily about the Catholic Church. ...
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How to find the articles from the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of Synod of Bishops (Synod of the Family) and the votes on them?

Frédéric Martel in his book In the Closet of the Vatican has the following remarks on the Synod of the Family: In fact, a ‘liberal* majority emerged from the Synod, but the quorum required for the ...
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In Oriental Orthodox sacramental theology can a mixed marriage be valid?

The Armenians and Syriac allow mixed marriages with trinitarian christians. But generally only the orthodox can take sacraments . How is such a mixed marriage valid then?
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When did the early church start to require couples to be both baptized Christians before marriage?

This question is prompted by another question that brought up the validity of St. Monica's marriage to Patricius, a pagan. Assuming that Monica and Patricius were married in the church in Thasgate, ...
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What is the Catholic view of the Bible's teachings on marrying widows?

What is the Catholic Church's view on marry widows, and the Bible's teachings about it? Is it considered a good thing or a bad thing?
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Was Mary ceremoniously married to Joseph when she left to serve Elizabeth?

We see at Mtt 1: 18-24, how Joseph was asked to accept Mary as his wife. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she ...
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Can a Christian or Jehovah witness change religion? [duplicate]

I have a boyfriend we are okay and happy to each other until one day he asked my religion. I said I'm a Christian and he said to me that we can't be together because he's a member of JW and I'm not ...
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What constitutes consent to marriage?

Expanding on this question I asked what constitutes consent of a party to marriage in the Catholic view? Imagine a man who was to be married but fell ill on the day of the wedding. Unable to speak ...
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Can a marriage proceed if fiancé is unconscious?

On the morning he was to be married an elderly man is stricken by a massive stroke. His elderly fiancé is devastated. He lies in a coma unresponsive with no hope of recovery. Not withstanding the ...
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How do Catholic marriage laws differ by region?

(I'm asking for roman catholicism, but you can answer eastern or other full communion's if you want.) Example: You can see some of my questions on marriage law in the Philippines (for example, Q1 and ...
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Do you have any knowledge on a Catholic Internal Forum on Marriage?

The information given to us from the Priest, is that this Ceremony would allow us, with the Grace of God to live together as a married couple, without any fornication sin involved. This was done to ...
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Is it wrong for a Christian to prefer (within the body of Christ) a marriage partner of a race different than his own? [closed]

He grew up as a missionary in a different culture than his own and speaks the language, is it sinful for him to want to marry one of that race rather than one of his own race? (no bias toward his own ...
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What is the eugenic "indication" in Casti Connubii?

In Pope Pius XI's encyclical Casti Connubii, we read: What is asserted in favor of the social and eugenic "indication" may and must be accepted, provided lawful and upright methods are ...
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According to Catholicism, how can Catholics be faithful to an abusive spouse?

In old age due to dementia a person can become irritable and abusive, wholly unlike their prior self. As a married person will have taken vows to be faithful; what guidance is there to a spouse in the ...
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What is the "remedy of concupiscence"?

The "quieting of concupiscence" (remedium concupiscentiae) is one of the secondary ends of the sacrament of matrimony (cf. Casti Connubii §59), but what exactly is it? How does it "...
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Does the Catholic Church prohibit marriage between a woman and her God-father?

Each child born in a Catholic family, receives the Sacrament of Baptism at an early age, and is escorted by its Godparents at the time of its baptism. Traditionally, a godparent must normally be an ...
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Is it possible for a married Catholic to be invincibly ignorant that adultery is gravely wrong?

Is it possible for a married Catholic to be invincibly ignorant that adultery is gravely wrong? I am interested in an answer from the Catholic viewpoint.
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How does the Catholic Church handle documents worldwide nowadays?

Marriages and baptisms certainly generate certificates that the church needs to store somewhere. Catholic schools such as the Marist Brothers and La Salle Brothers, with hundreds of thousands of ...
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How did Luther explain 1 Cor. 7:14?

Luther denied that marriage is a sacrament conferring grace.¹ He said marriage is a “worldly matter” (weltlich geschefft).² But 1 Cor. 7:14 says the husband and wife can mutually sanctify one another: ...
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Should a Baptist marry a Jehovah's witness? [closed]

My fiancee is a Jehovah's witness. We're supposed to be married in three weeks and I'm just now finding out about the mechanics of his religion. With my being a Baptist I can't help but think it's ...
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What does Matthew 19:8 teach us about the law given by Moses?

He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. [Matthew 19:8 KJV] I recently read this passage while ...
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Catholic Church - What happens when a married couple will never have sex?

Let's say that they just do not want to have sex for some reason after the wedding. Does it mean that their marriage can be annulled by the Catholic Church even if they were married for 10 years?
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Proof of sacramental absolution required for marriage in France during the French Revolution?

Proof of sacramental absolution required for marriage in France during the French Revolution? I remember reading an ecclesiastical works of how the Catholic Church had suffered during the French ...
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When did the Catholic Church first prohibit bishops from remarrying?

We see the exhortation of St. Paul at 1 Timothy 3: 1-3: The saying is sure: whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task. Now a bishop must be above reproach, married only once, ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

It seems fairly common for Christians to refer to Adam and Eve has being husband and wife. In particular, when (in my experience, evangelical) Christians are discussing questions of sex and marriage, ...
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Catholics marrying after civil divorce

So it is certain that you cannot remarry in Church before getting an annulment as divorce is not recognised. But what if you never got married in Church to begin with. But instead only did a civil ...
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Last married pope?

Catholics regard Peter as the first pope. In the gospel we learn that Peter's mother-in-law was healed, thus Peter was married. On the other hand, today the popes are never married and married men ...
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Does God intend or call some people to live alone forever in their life?

No. I am not talking about taking the sacrament of priesthood or brotherhood or being a nun who is called to live a holy life only for Christ. I mean if a man tries hard to find a partner but it ...
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Can a non-baptized Jehovah's Witness publisher date a non-believer?

Can a non-baptized publisher date or marry a person who is not a Jehovah's Witness?
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Were the Old Testament prophets married?

Were Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel married? There is no mention for them, whilst there are for Moses
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Why did the Blessed Virgin Mary marry?

According to Catholicism, why did the Blessed Virgin Mary, who intended to remain a virgin, marry St. Joseph?
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Where does the LDS section heading for 1 Corinthians 7 come from?

In the chapter heading to 1 Corinthians 7 in the official LDS scriptures, it states: Paul answers special questions about marriage among those called on missions—Paul praises self-discipline. ...
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Does Christianity or the Bible forbid polygamy and widow remarriage?

I've seen people advocate widow celibate for the reason of a happy reunion of the marriage bond in Heaven. As I understand it, this appeal is based on the rejection of polygamy, which is based on the ...
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What is the reason that intercourse is required for a valid marriage?

Within the Catholic Church, it is required to have intercourse with each other after marriage. But what is the reason behind this?
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What were the 45 theologians' theological censures of «Amoris Lætitia»?

On June 29, 2016, 45 theologians from all over the world presented a critical study of Amoris Lætitia to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano. (source)cf. "Filial Correction of ...
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How did the "dubia cardinals" accuse and respond to Pope Francis's «Amoris Lætitia»?

How did the "dubia cardinals" accuse and respond to Pope Francis's Amoris Lætitia?
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Is the Theology of the Body in line with traditional Thomistic teaching on marriage?

Question: Is the Theology of the Body in line with traditional Thomistic teaching on marriage? It seems to me that the love of husband and wife is sometimes brought to the level of adornment which ...
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What have old Christian writers opined about a couple living with in-laws during marriage?

I understand a question has been asked and was closed on this topic previously, but I wanted to more specifically ask about Christian writings on it, preferably early ones. Often people today use ...
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses recognize marriage out of their religion? [duplicate]

I am dating a Jehovah Witness male who is a marvelous man. He is divorced from his wife after 22 years of sub standard wife treatment. I am born and raised Christian and we have open dialog over our ...
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If an Eastern Rite Catholic marries in the Western rite, does he/she need to formally change rites?

All the Eastern rites of the church are in communion with the Pope, else they would be a variant of Orthodox Christianity. However, say there was an Eastern Rite man marrying a Western Rite woman. ...
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Should dating couples who put themselves regularly to the occasion of sin be granted absolution if they do not have a will to avoid such situations?

Definitions. dating couple = (young) man and (young) women who have a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship between them. Question. Should dating couple which regularly (or just without any good reason) ...
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Want blessing of civil marriage

I was married 14 May 2019 to another catholic. He was divorced 19 yrs ago and was not married in the church. I am a widow who was divorced previously, never married in a Catholic Church.
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Is a prenuptial agreement permitted for a Catholic marriage?

A prenuptial agreement typically outlines what happens in the event a marriage ends in divorce or some other dissolution of the marriage. This at first appears to be at odds with the idea of a ...

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