Cardinal Sarah: Even Pope Can’t Dispense With Laws re. Communion

"The entire Church has always firmly held that one may not receive communion with the knowledge of being in a state of mortal sin, a principle recalled as definitive by John Paul II in his 2003 encyclical 'Ecclesia de Eucharistia.' Not even a pope can dispense from such a divine law."Those are the words of Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.Veteran Vaticanista Sandro Magister has been no fan of the current Pope, and … [Read more...]

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Can a Catholic Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed by two parties, specifying how personal property will be divided after the marriage ends. And since the Catholic Church teaches that a sacramental marriage cannot be dissolved, never ends, then a prenuptial agreement is a denial of that truth--right?Consider the admonition in Matthew 19:6, "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” So Catholics can't sign a prenuptial a … [Read more...]

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Today is “Divorce Day”? No, Please–Keep Trying!

I was driving in the car when I heard this from a newscaster:  Today, January 2, is known in  the legal profession and among relationship counselors as "Divorce Day."This day, according to some, is the perfect time to end a marriage that's gone sour.  That's because it's the day when couples in a troubled relationship are most likely to call it quits.  One news source reports: According to experts, after months, or even years, of thinking about it, the tension of a fraught Christmas is often … [Read more...]

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