Sacramental Marriage Vs. Civil Marriage
Sacrament of Holy Matrimony Vs. Civil Marriage
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Is it acceptable for
Catholics to have only a 'civil marriage'?
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According to the Catechism of Pope St. Pius X...
Q. In what
condition would the spouses be who would live together united only by a civil
A. Spouses who
would live together united by only a civil marriage would be in an habitual
state of mortal sin, and their union would always be illegitimate in the sight
of God and of the Church.
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