I have spoken to a priest at a local parish because I want very much to become Catholic. I explained my marital and religious past. The priest implied that I would need an annulment of my first marriage/divorce...since I am currently remarried. He said my baptism was valid (christened in the United Methodist Church). I believe I am getting ready to begin RCIA classes. I am just so worried that I will be prevented from becoming a Catholic and from participating in the Eucharist all because of my marital past. Trust me, I have been so sorry and repentant for many years over my divorce and have struggled to do what I felt was Biblically correct (as far as Protestant teaching has led me). Please tell me that I will not be banned from the Catholic Church and the Eucharist. It is my hearts desire and I have begun Novenas for my acceptance into the Catholic Church.
Thank you for any response you can give me.
I was going to ask you a private question but I am not sure where to do that exactly. Anyway, my question is regarding prenuptial agreements. What is the Catholic Church's official teaching on prenuptial agreements? Are they allowed to happen and the couple still get married in the Catholic Church. The situation is that one of the parties has many assets (more than the other.) They want their assets protected in case of a possible divorce someday. Neither party is going into the marriage desiring divorce. They are both going into it with the best efforts. However, in today's society, we know that well over 50% of marriages end in divorce. Even the Catholic Church recognizes that divorce is a reality and some couples receive annulments from the Church. That being said, what is the Church's official position/teaching on prenuptial agreements?
Thank you in advance.
I have a dear friend who is not Catholic who goes to Communion in the Catholic church because a priest friend told him he could - isn't he endagering his soul? He believes in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist but does not believe the Pope has authority -
Happy, Blessed Easter! I just learned that a young Catholic friend got married in her parents' living room. Ceremony was performed by a Minister, groom is a non-practicing Protestant. Director of our RE school says young woman is no longer a Catholic, and is now an adulterer. I'm almost sure she didn't get permission of our Bishop for this marriage. I'd appreciate any help with this.
I appreciated the help you gave me re the Bayside "apparitions" some time back. Now I've heard of Our Lady of America and wonder if approved apparations have taken place here in 1956. I just thought of this last question, so if you're only supposed to answer one question per message, I apologize for the second one.
Hi Peggy, I do not know if this is the right place to ask this question but........ I'm not in the US but am a regular reader of the Prolife press, Catholic radio and Catholic talks and I cannot understand why it seems that nobody is giving any time to Miss Reily Smith who is running for election in Washington. A few times in the past I have breathed a sigh of a relief for America when a Prolife candidate gets voted in and then end up sighing in disappointment when they back track or water down their view. I have lived in the hope that someone would step forward who has the courage to share their faith and stand by it and I see this in Missy Reilly Smith and it seems that everyone has fallen asleep!
I have been directed to a webiste by Michael Voris by the Pastor of my parish. I have never heard of him before. I'd like to assume, since my the Pastor of my parish directed me there, that this website is a "good" and reliable Cathokic webiste, Have you heard of him?