What to do!


#1

Ok. A friend of our family who is a practicing Catholic is planning on getting married in a non-Catholic church next week. He has kids and has been previoiusly married though I am unaware of the circumstances of the first marriage. I am 17 and am not invited to attend the wedding; nevertheless my parents are invited and I think there is reason to be concerned that the marriage my not be valid. My parents don’t understand the full Church teaching on marriage I don’t think, but are both practicing Catholics. I am wondering, if I am obligated to voice my concerns to my parents about them attending the wedding. I just don’t know how I can do so charitably. Yet is it sinful, or even mortally sinful for me, to not speak up in this situation???


#2

Dear sly,

It doesn’t sound like it will be valid. But since you don’t have all the facts, better to leave it alone.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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