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1st Hindu member of Congress sworn in

Catholic World News - January 04, 2013

Taking her oath of office on the Bhagavad Gita, Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has become the first Hindu member of Congress.

“I was raised in a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-faith family,” she recalled. “My mother is Hindu; my father is a Catholic lector in his church who also practices mantra meditation.”

“I began to grapple with questions of spirituality as a teenager,” she added. “Since I was a teenager, I have embraced this spiritual journey through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 04, 2013 11:49 AM ET USA

    This woman is a living testimony to the dangers of mixed marriages. CIC Can. 1086: "No. 1. A marriage between two persons, one of whom has been baptized in the Catholic Church or received into it and has not defected from it by a formal act and the other of whom is not baptized, is invalid. No. 2. A person is not to be dispensed from this impediment unless the conditions mentioned in cann. 1125 and 1126 have been fulfilled." The local bishop is to decide on how this canon is applied.

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