About the author
Cathy Caridi, J.C.L., is an American canon lawyer who practices law and teaches in Rome. She founded this website to provide clear answers to canonical questions asked by ordinary Catholics, without employing all the mysterious legalese that canon lawyers know and love.
In the past Cathy has published articles both in scholarly journals and on various popular Catholic websites, including Real Presence Communications and Catholic Exchange.
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Q: We would like to spread my husband’s grandparents remains and I would like to arrange to have their ashes blessed. Do you have a suggestion for making arrangements? –Kristine A: Very few Catholics today understand what the Church teaches about … Continue reading
Q1: I plan to marry a Catholic, who just got a divorce. An annulment of his marriage could take two years or more, which at my age is not a course I want to take… Since I am not baptized, … Continue reading
Q: Can a deacon get married? –Nicole A: This is a simple-sounding question, with an answer that is more involved than one might think! As was seen in “What Can (and Can’t) a Deacon Do?” we have to bear in … Continue reading
Q1: Can a parish council ever vote to overrule a decision made by the pastor of the parish? If not, then what’s the point of having a parish council in the first place? –Stephanie Q2: Is it obligatory for every … Continue reading