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What Makes a Mass Invalid? (Part I)

Q1: My book-study group started talking about what constitutes a valid Mass.  One person is under the impression that as long as the consecration is completed properly, the Mass would be valid. Another person suggested that even if a part … Continue reading

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Discovering an Impediment Right Before the Wedding

Q:  My sister has an upcoming marriage in our Catholic Church in the USA. She is divorced for about 8 years now from her civil marriage. She did not tell her priest she was civilly married because she did not … Continue reading

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What Happens when Canon Law Conflicts with Social Custom?

Q:  My boyfriend and I are Catholics, living in [an Asian country].  I am 33 years old.  We have wanted to get married for 8 years.   However, due to strong cultural issues … my parents are against my marriage.  Now … Continue reading

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If I Become a Catholic, What Happens to My Marriage? (Part II)

Q: I was married in a civil marriage, and we are still happily married.  At the time, my husband was a baptized protestant (Baptist), and I was not baptized. Recently I became a Catholic.  When I converted, it was my … Continue reading

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How Does an Excommunicated Catholic Have the Sanction Lifted? (Part II)

Q: A man at our parish took the Eucharist home and [desecrated It], and now refuses to hand the Host over to the priest or even admit that what he did is wrong.  We know that our clergy are actively … Continue reading

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