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About the authorCathy 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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Tag Archives: convert
Why Would I Need to Convert in Order to Get Married?
Q1: I am a woman who was baptized, belongs, and actively practices my faith in a Roman Catholic church. I am in a love with a man who belongs to an Orthodox church. I do not wish to convert and … Continue reading
Posted in Canonical Issues Involving Non-Catholics, Marriage, Sacraments Tagged canon law, Catholic, convert, marriage, Orthodox, wedding Comments Off on Why Would I Need to Convert in Order to Get Married?
Episcopalians Entering the Catholic Church
Q: I didn’t understand the purpose of the Pope’s document last year on Episcopalians becoming Catholics. I mean, every year there are always some Episcopalians who convert, aren’t there? So did the Pope say something new? –Jim A: Yes, very … Continue reading
Posted in Canonical Issues Involving Non-Catholics, Clergy Issues Tagged Anglican, canon law, Catholic, convert, Episcopal Comments Off on Episcopalians Entering the Catholic Church
Do Converts Have to be Rebaptized?
Q: My coworker is in an RCIA program, and is going to become a Catholic at Easter. She was raised Presbyterian. She told me that she doesn’t need to be baptized in the Catholic Church, because she already was baptized … Continue reading