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To: sitetest
True. But as I understand it, those with known [antecedent and perpetual] impotence or sterility cannot enter into marriage. That is an impediment to a valid marriage.

-A8

22 posted on 07/31/2007 12:30:49 PM PDT by adiaireton8 ("There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse." - Plato, Phaedo 89d)
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To: adiaireton8
Dear adiareton8,

Impotence is an impediment to valid marriage, as it makes impossible consummation of the marriage.

However, I don’t believe that infertility is an impediment.


sitetest

24 posted on 07/31/2007 12:41:21 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: adiaireton8
Dear adiaireton8,

Here's a cite from Canon Law:

Can. 1084 §1. Antecedent and perpetual impotence to have intercourse, whether on the part of the man or the woman, whether absolute or relative, nullifies marriage by its very nature.

§2. If the impediment of impotence is doubtful, whether by a doubt about the law or a doubt about a fact, a marriage must not be impeded nor, while the doubt remains, declared null.

§3. Sterility neither prohibits nor nullifies marriage, without prejudice to the prescript of can. 1098.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P3Y.HTM


sitetest

25 posted on 07/31/2007 12:56:59 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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