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12 Responses to Questions

  1. In response to your article “WHAT IF?”

    Serbs are already doing that. They are building Serbian Orthodox Churches in near vicinity of the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial. Please read it here:

    It’s a shame!

  2. Sophia Origer says:

    Susan, My daughter is a baptised catholic and her fiance is muslim. Are they able to marry? I have been reading some articles online that it is not allowed by the Catholic church. Would they ever be allowed to be married in a catholic church? Thank you.

  3. LeAnn says:

    Susan, could you explain what the Intercessors of the Lamb did that was disobeying the Bishop? When I went to hear Father Corapi speak in Omaha, quite a lot of them were attending and I can’t imagine that anyone who would sit through a lesson from Father Corapi would dare disobey their Bishop. Thanks!

  4. Susan Kehoe says:

    Hi LeAnn,
    It appears that the leaders of the group refused to implement reforms. Here is the explanation:

    I hope that it helps.

  5. Lynnette Carson says:

    Does a Deacon’s wife have to be Catholic?

    • Susan Kehoe says:

      There is not a set rule that I am aware of. But the wife of the deacon candidate has to give her consent in writing to the bishop. Also I suspect that having a non Catholic wife is an obstacle.

  6. susan says:

    What is aDeacon? I thought Catholics had priests who are not married


  7. Ana says:

    Dear Susan, I am trying to validate my marriage. My husband is a Christian orthodox. I have read everything required for validating a mixed marriage at a catholic church.Then, I found out that As a general rule, the Orthodox do not allow their faithful to be married in a non-Orthodox ceremony. If I get married in an orthodox church, is this marriage valid for me as a catholic? After the orthodox wedding ceremony, can We have a blessing or a vow renew or anything in my catholic parish?

    • Susan Kehoe says:

      I am checking with a cannon lawyer. As soon as he responds, I will let you know.
      God bless,
      Susan Kehoe

      • Susan Kehoe says:

        Hi Ana,
        I have received an answer. According to cannon law, it would be a valid marriage, but there are a few conditions that must be met. First, both Churches must give their permission. Second, since most Orthodox Churches insist that the celebrant be an Orthodox priest, you will need to obtain a dispensation from from your bishop.
        It is possible to have your marriage validated–if you are not permitted to have a Catholic clergy member preside, but you will have to go through the normal marriage preparation requirements.
        I suggest that the best way for you to proceed is for you to talk to your Pastor and that your fiance talks to his priest.

        Hope this helps.
        God Bless,

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