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Inactive Catholics

Most Catholics know someone who was baptized as a Catholic and is no longer practicing the Faith. These inactive Catholics are our brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents, relatives and friends. Their reasons for “not going to Church” range from laziness to arguments to disbelief to anger to lack of knowledge. Research shows that the largest religion in the United States is Catholic and the second largest is inactive Catholics.   Read More…

Separated & Divorced Catholics

“There may be families who do not understand or believe they are a domestic church…Perhaps they consider their family too ‘broken’ to be used for the Lord’s purposes. But remember, a family is holy not because it is perfect but because God’s grace is at work in it, helping it to set out anew every day on the way of love…Wherever a family exists and love still moves through its members, grace is present. Nothing – not even divorce or death – can place limits on God’s love.” –USCCB, Follow the Way of Love, pg. 5   Read More…

Annulment

An annulment is a finding by a Church tribunal that on the day vows were exchanged at least some essential element for a valid marriage was lacking. An annulment is a declaration by the Catholic Church that the prior union never had the binding force that characterizes marriage. An annulment does not deny the reality of the wedding or the experience of the spouses during married life, but rather says that because something was seriously defective when the bride and groom spoke their wedding vows, the marriage lacked the binding force that Jesus taught. (Mk 10:7-12; Mt 5:31-32; Lk 16:18)    Read More…

Joining the Church