May one register at parish of a different diocese?


The priests in my diocese seems to have heterodox views on married sexuality (namely, anything goes) as revealed in multiple encounters at several different parishes. However, encounters I have had in the neighboring diocese have shown the priests to have views in line with the Catechism. Therefore, I am considering registering at a parish in that diocese, but am wondering if the Church would allow it.



The new code of canon law does not require one to register in the closest parish to where one resides. Nor does it say anything about hopping the boundaries of the diocese. Go where you are fed!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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