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Offline Peter15and1

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« on: September 28, 2015, 09:40:50 AM »
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  • If a Catholic man (or woman, for that matter) marries a widow with children, is it his obligation to legally adopt the children and make them his own?  Or is it permissible to keep them merely as his step-children?

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    « Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 11:10:46 AM »
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  • There is NO obligation in Catholicism to adopt them.

    That being said  the age of the children would influence greatly whether you adopt or not.

    Very young ...probably,  teens or older....probably not.
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    « Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 01:56:14 PM »
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  • I would agree with Miseremini.

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    « Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 10:55:36 PM »
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  • Quote from: Peter15and1
    If a Catholic man (or woman, for that matter) marries a widow with children, is it his obligation to legally adopt the children and make them his own?  Or is it permissible to keep them merely as his step-children?


    How old are these step children? How well does he get along with these children?

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    « Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 09:33:38 AM »
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    How old are these step children? How well does he get along with these children?


    It's a hypothetical question.


     

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