May a Catholic Justice of the Peace confer marriage?


#1

Is it wrong for a Catholic to be a Justice of the Peace and marry people?


#2

MaryRoseKate,

These links should be helpful. The first set answer your question on a Catholic presiding over civil marriages. The second set of questions are clarifications. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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