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Is it possible to get a divorce (not an annulment) in the Catholic Church?

Valid, consummated marriages of the baptized are indissoluble. Can. 1141 A marriage that is ratum et consummatum (ratified and consummated*) can be dissolved by no human power and by no cause, ...
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Catholic Church - What happens when a married couple will never have sex?

In the general case marriage requires consummation, but the Catholic Church allows an exception which is called a "Josephite Marriage." This is the kind of marriage that the Catholic Church believes ...
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Can a divorced aunt be a Catholic Godparent?

Being divorced may or may not be an impediment to being a godparent. It will in fact depend on several issues. Some divorcee are not at all guilty of any wrong doing within the marriage as may happen ...
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Automatic Excommunication in 1967?

Back in 1967, the 1917 Code of Canon Law still in effect. Divorce alone was never a cause for excommunication. This remains in force even in the 1982 Code of Canon Law. The 1917 Code did allow for the ...
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How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn't have divorce?

They get a church annulment whithout a state annulment (or divorce). It seems possible to get a church annulment without getting a state annulment before. You can recognize this by a new proposed ...
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Is a prenuptial agreement permitted for a Catholic marriage?

Is a prenuptial agreement permitted for a Catholic marriage? Generally speaking prenuptial agreements are frowned on. They may be permitted under certain circumstances and only with the permission of ...
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Is a prenuptial agreement permitted for a Catholic marriage?

No. From the perspective of God and the Church, a validly contracted marriage is indissoluble, "till death do us part." An attempted marriage with conditions attached to the marriage ...
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Can a divorcee get married in a Catholic Church?

Both of the previous marriages of either a Prime Minister or an ordinary Catholic, would need to be found invalid by the Catholic Church. The validity of marriage is determined by the following ...
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Remarriage of divorced, where adultery doesn't occur until after the divorce?

In Catholicism, at least, both second "marriages" are invalid and are adulterous, as the "civil divorce" cannot actually dissolve the original marriage. CCC paragraph 2384 reads: ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow remarriage after a divorce? Are there any consequences for the congregation member?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow a person to divorce and marry someone else? Yes, divorce is permitted but if it is not on based on scriptural grounds, they are not free to remarry: We adhere to the ...
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How does the Anglican Church defend its legitimacy due to the circumstances of its founding?

Introduction First we need to ask, what should legitimacy be based on? Should it be: the approval of the England's parliament? Catholic church canon law? The will of the majority of the bishops? The ...
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What steps are involved in Catholic churches divorce investigation?

If you were a baptized Catholic at the time of your first marriage (or your putative wife was) and you did not have a dispensation from canonical form, the marriage is ordinarily invalid. The total of ...
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Impact of Catholic Church Sanctions on Remarried Divorcees' Salvation?

The Catholic Church teaches, in short, that marriage is for life. In Catholic understanding “divorced individuals” do not exists. There are no sanctions on divorce, because it would be not logical to ...
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If Eastern Orthodoxy sees marriage as an eternal and unbreakable bond, why do they permit divorce?

First, it is important to give some context to the allowance in the Orthodox Church for remarriage. Subsequent marriages are always considered "penitential"; only the first marriage is considered to ...
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Denominations that interpret Matthew 5:32 & 19:9 as NOT permitting divorce in the case of adultery?

While I am aware of none which interpret the passage as referring to unlawful marriage as the Catholic Church does, there are a number of denominations which do not believe this passage grants ...
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Catholics marrying after civil divorce

Yes, you can - as in it is possible - but you must consult with your pastor So now, can you get a Church marriage done for the second marriage?? In my time in the RCIA ministry, I saw any number ...
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses recognize marriage out of their religion?

Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses recognise marriage between Witnesses and non-Witnesses. However, for a divorced Jehovah’s Witness man to remarry he must have divorced his wife on the grounds of her adultery....
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Can a divorced aunt be a Catholic Godparent?

Can. 874 CIC says: To be a Godparent, someone must 3/ be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping ...
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Why is it not that a state divorce is actually an argument AGAINST a church annulment petition rather than a necessary condition for such petition?

To prevent a paradox. Nullifying a marriage by the Catholic Church essentially means the marriage never happened. Let's say you have a couple with a county/state marriage license and a church wedding....
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According to Catholicism, is marrying a divorced woman a sin of continual adultery?

Yes it is a sin, provided the divorced person was truly married. What is meant by “truly married”, you say? In short it is when two people get married AND the outward appearances of marriage do ...
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Can a divorcee get married in a Catholic Church?

In the case of a twice-divorced man marrying within the Catholic Church, if that man and his previous wives were not Catholics, and neither ceremony was Catholic, then both marriages would not be ...
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What does Matthew 19:8 teach us about the law given by Moses?

In order to better understand what Jesus means in Matthew 19:8, it is profitable to consider why the Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus. They asked him if it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife ...
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Catholic Church - What happens when a married couple will never have sex?

According to Catholicism, what happens when a married couple will never have sex? As long as they wished to remain married, they shall be be considered as a married couple. Or for some just reason ...
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Remarriage of divorced, where adultery doesn't occur until after the divorce?

In the case you described (given that the first marriage is consummated), the first person to physically unite with someone other than the first spouse commits adultery. This is expressly allowed as a ...
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Why is it not that a state divorce is actually an argument AGAINST a church annulment petition rather than a necessary condition for such petition?

Your state marriage is valid though your church marriage is still invalid. I think that this is the answer in most cases: In nearly all cases I have heard about a state marriage would be perfectly ...
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Where did the rule regarding abstaining from Communion after divorce originate?

I hope I'm not misrepresenting the Eastern Orthodox position, but I'm assuming it's the same as the Catholic. If not, let me know. Disallowing the divorced the Eucharist is not a specific thing. A ...
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Do any Christian groups consider divorce sufficient cause for excommunication?

I can't speak for every Christian denomination, but in general, the answer to your first question is no. The answer to your second question is yes, with some qualifications. My denomination is the ...
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May divorced men become Roman Catholic priests?

Good topic: Yes, they can be priest if they: 1-Get an annulment 2-If they have children, his children must be at least 21 years old or/and are not longer financially dependable. His children must ...
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How is the situation of "divorce her quietly" in Matthew 1:19 according to Catholicism?

How is the situation of “divorce her quietly” in Matthew 1:19 according to Catholicism? 19 Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put ...
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According to traditional Catholicism, what is the spiritual solution for the divorcee who hasn't had their marriage annulled?

In September 2015 Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Mitis iudex dominus Jesus which bears on this question. It does not change the need for a declaration of nullity as regards the prior marriage, but ...
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