Archives

  • Can a Catholic Remarry When a Spouse is Missing/Presumed Dead?
  • Why Would Non-Catholics Get an Annulment?
  • Why Can a Parish Priest Annul This Marriage?
  • Canon Law and a Convent of Rebellious Sisters
  • Why Would a Wedding in Our College Chapel be Invalid?
  • Can Catholics Marry in Any Parish Church They Want?
  • Canon Law and Marriage Records
  • Can Catholics be Prohibited from Marrying in Lent and Advent?
  • Catechetics and the Authority of the Parish Priest
  • Excommunication and the Authority of the Parish Priest
  • Annulments and the Authority of the Parish Priest
  • Why Can’t a Deacon Celebrate This Marriage?
  • Repost: Confession and General Absolution
  • What Are the Church’s Current Rules on Indulgences?
  • What Does the Church Really Say About Cremation?
  • Catholics in Non-Sacramental Marriages
  • Can a Deacon Ever Get Married?
  • Canon Law and Parish Councils
  • Tithing and Excommunication
  • What Does the Church Say About Usury?
  • Can a Priest Refuse to Hear My Confession?
  • How Can a Priest Transfer to Another Diocese?
  • What Does it Mean to Have Your Marriage Blessed? (Part III)
  • What Does it Mean to Have Your Marriage Blessed? (Part II)
  • What Does it Mean to Have Your Marriage Blessed? (Part I)
  • Who is Responsible for Children’s Religious Education?
  • Can a Bishop Expel a Sister from his Diocese?
  • When are the Laity Permitted to Preach?
  • Fertility and Marriage Validity
  • (Repost:) Is Confession Still an Easter Duty?
  • Catholic Priests Who Become Non-Catholic Ministers
  • Canon Law and Fraudulent Marriages
  • Can We Have Both a Priest and a Non-Catholic Minister at our Wedding?
  • Can a Catholic Ever Elope?
  • Could Women Ever be Ordained Deaconesses?
  • Am I Permanently Barred from Ordination to the Priesthood?
  • Canon Law and Non-Infant Baptism
  • Canon Law and Consummating a Marriage
  • Can In-Laws Marry in the Church?
  • Contraception and Marriage Validity
  • Stipends and Sacraments
  • Is Every Catholic Church a Parish?
  • Why is a Catholic Permitted to Marry in an Orthodox Ceremony?
  • What Can (and Can’t) a Deacon Do?
  • Why is Philomena No Longer Considered a Saint?
  • How Do I File a Canon Lawsuit?
  • Are SSPX Sacraments Valid? Part II
  • Are SSPX Sacraments Valid? Part I
  • How Many Miracles are Required to Canonize a Saint?
  • Why is the Marriage Tribunal Insisting I First Need a Divorce?
  • Women’s Ordination and the Case of Roy Bourgeois
  • Is Nepotism Still an Issue in the Church?
  • Canon Law and False Abuse Allegations, Part II
  • Canon Law and False Abuse Allegations, Part I
  • Will Australian Priests Be Forced to Violate the Seal of Confession?
  • What is the Pauline Privilege?
  • Canon Law and Two Popes
  • Why is Cardinal Mahony Voting in the Conclave?
  • When Will the Conclave Start? Pope Benedict’s Final Legislative Act
  • Canon Law and the Upcoming Conclave
  • Can a Baby be Baptized Against the Parents’ Wishes?
  • A Brief Note about Papal Resignation
  • Can a Pope be Removed from Office?
  • If a Catholic Marries a Non-Christian, How is it a Sacrament?
  • Can a Pope Ever Resign?
  • Canon Law and Consecrating the Eucharist
  • Father Pavone’s “Suspension”: Priests for Life, Part II
  • Clerical Incardination: Priests for Life, Part I
  • Was Theologian Hans Küng Ever Excommunicated?
  • Canon Law and the Pope’s Butler
  • Who Can Conduct an Exorcism?
  • Can Priests Hold Public Office?
  • Can the Bishop Shut Down a Shrine?
  • Bishops, Coadjutors, and Auxiliaries
  • Divorced Catholics and the Eucharist
  • Can All Priests Always Hear Confessions?
  • Do Catholic Children Have to be Given Saints’ Names?
  • Canon Law and the SSPX
  • Index of Forbidden Books
  • When Does the Pope Speak Infallibly?
  • The Validity of Anglican Holy Orders
  • The Eucharist and Sacramental Validity, Part II
  • Episcopalians Entering the Catholic Church
  • The Eucharist and Sacramental Validity, Part I
  • Have Pro-Abortion Politicians Excommunicated Themselves?
  • Celibacy and the Priesthood
  • Can Cousins Marry in the Church?
  • Does Mass Have to be Said in a Church?
  • Are They Excommunicated? Sanctions, Part IV
  • Sacraments and Personal Identity
  • How Are Priests Selected to be Bishops?
  • What Does it Mean to “Defrock” a Priest?
  • Canon Law and Altar Girls
  • Can Children Make their First Communion Before their First Confession?
  • Can a Priest Administer the Sacrament of Confirmation?
  • Do Converts Have to be Rebaptized?
  • Will the Woman Who Attacked the Pope be Punished?
  • Can a Bishop Forbid a Priest to Say Mass?
  • Does a Catholic Wedding Have to be Held in a Catholic Church?
  • Canon Law and Donations to the Church
  • Canon Law and “Catholic” Organizations
  • Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals
  • Can Catholic Children Receive the Last Rites?
  • Can a Priest Ever Return to the Lay State?
  • Confession by Appointment and Face-to-Face
  • What if the Other Spouse Doesn’t Want the Annulment?
  • How Soon Should a Baby be Baptized?
  • Clergy and Summer Vacation
  • Notre Dame, Obama, and the Bishop’s Authority
  • Is Confession Still an Easter Duty?
  • What’s the Difference Between Sisters and Nuns?
  • Are Catholics Supposed to Abstain from Meat Every Friday?
  • Can Non-Catholics Receive the Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony?
  • Why Do Marriage Annulments Take So Long?
  • Do Catholic Parents Have to Raise their Children as Catholics?
  • Do Priests Have to Say Mass Every Day?
  • Can We Receive Holy Communion Twice on Christmas Day?
  • Can a Priest Ever Reveal What is Said in Confession?
  • The Priesthood and the Vow of Poverty
  • Questions about Eucharistic Ministers
  • Can Pro-Abortion Politicians Receive Holy Communion?
  • Can Catholics Become Freemasons?
  • Inclusive Language and Baptismal Validity
  • Can Homosexual Men be Ordained to the Priesthood?
  • Homeschooling and Catechetics
  • Parish Closings
  • Who May Preach?
  • Parish Registration and Confirmation Sponsors
  • Holydays of Obligation
  • Are They Excommunicated? Sanctions, Part III
  • Parish Registration
  • Could the Pope Change the Law to Allow Women Priests?
  • Is She Excommunicated? Sanctions, Part II
  • Mass Intentions and Stipends
  • Are there Any Limitations on the Power of the Pope?
  • Am I Excommunicated? Sanctions, Part I
  • Can You be Refused Holy Communion if You Kneel?
  • Can Non-Catholics Serve as Baptismal Sponsors?
  • Confession and General Absolution
  • Can Women be Ordained Priests?
  • Can a Public Sinner Have a Catholic Funeral?
  • Are they Really Catholic? Part II
  • Do Lapsed Catholics Marry Validly Outside the Church?
  • Are They Really Catholic? Part I
  • Are Women Required to Cover Their Heads in Church?
  • Can a Catholic Ever Get Married in a Non-Catholic Church?
  • Marriage between a Catholic and a Non-Catholic
  • Marriage and Annulment
  • Can a Non-Catholic Receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church?
  • Can the Pastor Refuse to Baptize Our Child?
  • When Can a Priest Refuse to Absolve a Penitent in the Confessional?
  • Can a Non-Catholic be Given a Catholic Funeral?