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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: Lent
Can a Baby be Baptized During Lent?
Q: Many churches that I and my friends have gone to refuse to perform infant baptisms during Lent, but we know that Canon Law states that Catholic parents are required to have their children baptized within a few weeks of … Continue reading
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Can Catholics be Prohibited from Marrying in Lent and Advent?
Q: I am engaged to a non-Catholic. We want to have the wedding in December, during the Advent season. December is the only time when all my relatives are around due to the school holiday… My parish priest rejected my … Continue reading
(Repost:) Is Confession Still an Easter Duty?
(This was written some time ago, but since it has been incredibly popular in the past few weeks of Lent, it seems worthwhile to bring it to readers’ attention once again. A new column will appear next week. A blessed … Continue reading
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Is Confession Still an Easter Duty?
Q: When I was a kid, everyone was required during Lent to make his “Easter Duty.” Every parishioner received a card from the parish. When we went to confession before Easter, we handed the card to the priest. By Easter … Continue reading
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