Hello, I have a question regarding how traditional seminaries interpret canon law. I know under the code of canon law (1917), illegitimate children are barred from holy orders, with four factors that can overrule illegitimacy.
So here are a few questions and some background.
For starters, I am not sure if I would be considered "illegitimate" under canon law. I was adopted but I have no reason to believe that my biological parents either were or were not married. I would imagine not, but I don't believe there is any way for me to find out either way.
Now for the second part. I was raised Catholic. My mother is Catholic, my father is not. I was baptized, received the sacraments and was raised in the faith. I do not know if my parents' marriage would be considered Catholic under the 1917 code, since my father is not Catholic.
With these two factors, would I be barred from pursuing a vocation to the priesthood? (Disclosure, I am a sedevacantist.)
I know one portion of the canon states that solemn vows reverses illegitimacy. If, under what I described, would that provision be applicable in my situation?
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
I do plan on writing the seminary and order I have been discerning with but I thought I'd ask here too.