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Posted on 05/12/2014 8:37:25 AM PDT by Salvation
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NE TEMERE DECREE
A declaration of matrimonial law issued by Pope Pius X; it went into effect Easter 1908. It was the Tametsi decree of the Council of Trent in a modified form. It took its name from the opening words and decreed that: 1. marriages involving a Catholic are invalid unless performed by a parish priest in his parish or one delegated by him, or by a bishop or appointed delegate in his own diocese; 2. no pastor can validly perform a marriage outside the limits of his own parish without delegation of the proper pastor of the parish in which he is to perform the wedding, or the bishop in whose diocese he is to perform the wedding. A bishop cannot validly perform a wedding outside his own diocese without delegation from the pastor of the parish in which he is to perform the wedding or the delegation of the bishop of that place; 3. it is also decreed that the marriage ought to be celebrated in the parish of the bride; 4. under certain circumstances a marriage may be licit and valid without a priest; 5. all marriages must be registered in the place or places where the contracting parties were baptized. There must be at least two other witnesses for validity beside the pastor or bishop. This decree did not affect persons who had never been Catholic when they married among themselves. It applied to every marriage of a Catholic, even when marrying someone who was not of his or her faith.
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What if you were baptized in one state, yet married in another?
I don’t know. I went back to my home parish in NE to be married.
Well I pray that I am in good standing.
I was born in OH,yet married in CA in my wife’s home parish.
Our marriage license was issued in CA but no documents were ever forwarded to OH.
What is the reasoning behind this?
I really don’t know unless it is honoring the bride.
Can. 1115 Marriages are to be celebrated in a parish where either of the contracting parties has a domicile, quasidomicile, or month long residence or, if it concerns transients, in the parish where they actually reside. With the permission of the proper ordinary or proper pastor, marriages can be celebrated elsewhere.
It could be, as you imply, a tradition of some sort.
you could always check - better late than never
It used to be that the bride’s family paid for the wedding and the groom’s family paid for the pre-nuptial dinner the night before.
Have those traditions also fallen by the wayside?
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