Posts Tagged ‘sacramental marriage’

No faith no sacramental marriage

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Questions about the validity of sacramental marriage in the absence of faith have been raised in a new International Theological Commission document. These questions have been raised repeatedly since the 1970s and Popes St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis have all tried to answer them. “The existence today of ‘baptised nonbelievers’ raises a Read more

Cardinal Kasper and the Church Fathers

Friday, July 11th, 2014

In Cardinal Walter Kasper’s recent address to the extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals (February 20-21, 2014), published in English with additional material as The Gospel of the Family (New York: Paulist, 2014), he makes mention of certain early Christian sources in the hope of suggesting “a way out of the dilemma” (p. 30) presented by the question of Read more