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To: Salvation

How could your church possibly leave the kids out of it when Mommy and Daddy weren’t really married in the first place? What does this say to a child?

Pray tell how this is actually EXPLAINED to the children of a marriage that the church pretends never existed?


15 posted on 11/09/2013 8:48:48 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire
Dear bonfire,

In granting a declaration of nullity, the Church is saying there was no sacramentally-valid marriage, not that there was no natural or civil marriage. Children born of a civil marriage are not illegitimate, even if the marriage is not sacramentally-valid.

Otherwise, the Church's teaching could only be construed as saying that all children born to non-Christian couples are illegitimate, as non-Christian couples who marry are obviously not married according to the sacraments instituted by Jesus Christ.


sitetest

17 posted on 11/09/2013 11:23:36 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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