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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Catholic church question
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 17:03:15 -0400
If a settler in Quebec who came from France or another European country took a native woman as his wife, and the couple exchanged vows in the presence of a Catholic priest and two witnesses, the marriage would be considered valid according to Church law. If a setter took a native woman as his wife outside the presence of a priest and two witnesses, the marriage would not be considered valid according to church law. In brief, he would be considered as single.
Fr John L
Sent: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:22 AM
Subject: [Q-R] Catholic church question
I don't know how the Catholic church would handle this situation so I would
appreciate any input.
If a man had a native "spouse" and had a child, then later married a woman
in Quebec would this show as a second marriage or would he be listed as single?
Peggy Large UE
"I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"
thanks to Jimmy Buffett!
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