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Faith & Theology
Yesterday at 01:53 AM
Originally Posted by Fr. Al
Does Rome allow a widow to marry her late husband's brother? It was required in the Old Testament and Orthodox Judaism still practices this. The Orthodox Church forbids such a marriage.

This prohibition is the origin of the church of England smile

Henry VIII had a papal dispensation to marry his brother's widow, obtained by claim of non-c0onsumation of his brother's marriage. He later claimed that his brother's marriage *had* been consummated, and that even the pope couldn't grant such a dispensation.

I don't know anything about the other limits you mention.

And my heart and prayers for your son's loss and his wife's soul.

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Faith & Theology
Yesterday at 01:44 AM
Regardless of church of baptism, the child is of the father's rite, unless the fatter is not Catholic, in which case he is of the mother's rite.

The exception is when the parents request assignment to a different church at time of baptism, which choice is then recored. Typically, this occurs when parents on one rite attend a church of another rite and wish the child to be of that rite.

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