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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Married in Front of the Church/This really happened
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 00:55:21 EST
In a message dated 1/26/03 10:45:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Lisa, I heartily agree with you on this one. I lived in North
Grosvenordale, CT. The marker, where CT, MA, and RI
share a border, was on my ex-husband's farm. We really
only thought about state lines for shopping where retail taxes
were lowest and avoiding the "blue laws" (stores closed on
Sundays). Of course the adults had other reasons to visit
the state line "package stores". I was married in CT, worked
in MA, and visited relatives over the RI border - all in the
same week - without thinking much about it.
That might work for shopping. People from this part of the Commonwealth have
been known to visit the stores in nearby New Hampshire because tobacco and
alcohol products are less expensive.
But when license to enter marriage is concerned, couples should be advised
that all requirements of civil law and church law should be fulfilled before
the ceremony takes place.
Fr. Owen Taggart