JohnGrey, I guess maybe I should at least be thankful that I was blessed with a daughter and not a son. That sounds horrible, but at least for a girl it won't create a direct impediment to a possible vocation.
This is so, as a religious profession does cure illegitimacy, though it would still prevent her from advancement to the rank of abbess or prioress.
I asked because on the tradition in action website, it says this:
What are the solutions for such a scandalous situation?
The first is marriage. If the woman finds another man of upright character who marries her in the Church and takes her and the child under his custody, her situation is regularized. He covers her shame with his honor and his name.
I was not sure what 'regularized' meant for the child.
The marriage would regularize her, not the child. In entering into marriage, her role as mother is brought into harmony with the fundamental paradigm of the Christian family, and her motherhood is no longer an open confession of a prior indiscretion.
This confuses me though:
This confuses me: http://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/k011rpUnwedMothers_Stretenovic.html
“The Church, faithful to her traditional policy in favor of marriage, abandons her rigor when the person repairs the fault. It was a strong rigor, indeed, but one can verify that Canon Law, which aims at the reparation of the disorder as much as for its condemnation, is wide open and favors legitimizing [the illegitimate child] by a subsequent marriage”
This, to me, implies subsequent marriage could be to someone other than the natural father. I might be reading it wrong.
Thorn was correct in questioning the assetions of Mr. Sretenovic (I refuse him the dignity of Father until I know that he has been properly ordained in a valid rite), given that he was formed in the spiritual sickness of the conciliar anti-church. In fact, I find no basis for his fundamental point at all. Even in the perfidious conciliar code of "canon law" it states:
Illegitimate children are legitimated by the subsequent valid or putative marriage of their parents
or by a rescript of the Holy See.