If there is no difference at the Church looking from the outside in, what difference does it make for a Catholic to do it in the Catholic Church?
I sometimes ask myself if most people think this when they are Catholic but get married outside the Church anyway. It’s valid no matter what right? or at least presumed valid. Even presumed whats the difference?
Are you sure about this? How would anyone ever know if a dispensation was ever issued looking outside in? Is there public records of this? Also whats the difference between a lapsed Catholic and a former Catholic. In other words if you are a former Catholic who has defected from the faith(whatever that means) is it more valid or not?
Can. 1108 §1. Only those marriages are valid which are contracted before the local ordinary, pastor, or a priest or deacon delegated by either of them, who assist, and before two witnesses according to the rules expressed in the following canons and without prejudice to the exceptions mentioned in cann. ⇒ 144, ⇒ 1112, §1, ⇒ 1116, and ⇒ 1127, §§1-2.
“It is true that, objectively speaking, a person who is a Catholic is objectively bound by Catholic marital law. However, the Church reasonably understands that someone who has formally left the Church because of a defect in that person’s faith or understanding cannot be reasonably expected to follow Catholic marital law. Because marriages among non-Catholics are presumed valid (and sacramental if both parties are baptized), those marriages of former Catholics are also presumed to be valid/sacramental if the conditions for a valid/sacramental marriage among non-Catholics have otherwise been met. Lapsed Catholics, on the other hand, have not left the Church and so are expected to follow the ecclesial disciplines necessary to assure the validity/sacramentality of their marriages.”
It seems to be different from what Fr. Vincent Serpa says as it being invalid
Thank you for the answer on the other thread, I had no idea that cannon law was changed this year. All this time, I’ve been getting conflicting opinions and results on this. Don’t you think they should remove that from the AAA if it’s invalid information.
Also if the rules on cannon were changed are the people who thought there marriage was valid before the change now considered invalid again? Talk about confusion.
=dfp42;6775096]if there is no difference at the church looking from the outside in, what difference does it make for a catholic to do it in the catholic church?
I sometimes ask myself if most people think this when they are catholic but get married outside the church anyway. It’s valid no matter what right? Or at least presumed valid. Even presumed whats the difference?
sacramental grace…only in the cc is marriage actually a sacrament!:d