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Prince Charles questions bill ending ban on Catholics in royal family

Catholic World News - January 07, 2013

Britain’s Prince Charles has urged the country’s government to reconsider plans to amend the rules governing the royal succession, saying that he fears “unintended consequences” of the proposed legislation.

Prince Charles expressed misgivings about a proposal that would allow a future monarch to marry a Roman Catholic. Under Catholic canon law, the children of such a marriage should be raised as Catholics. The Prince of Wales saw a potentially serious difficulty in the lines of succession, since children raised as Catholics would remain barred from the throne.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 09, 2013 10:37 AM ET USA

    In a search last year for a good church history book for our CCD program, I came to realize that the origin of the Protestant communions includes an authority higher than the "bible alone" contention. Each of the reformers turned to the government (city, canton, state, national) as its source of jurisdictional authority. Much as Catholics look to the Magisterium, and especially the Pope, for jurisdictional and moral authority, the reformers looked to government. Consider Protestantism in the US.

  • Posted by: meegan2136289 - Jan. 09, 2013 9:33 AM ET USA

    Or reunite with Rome. Problem solved.

  • Posted by: spledant7672 - Jan. 07, 2013 5:18 PM ET USA

    That's easy, Your Royal Highness. Instead, simply cease to have the head of state be the head of the Anglican Church. That would head off any constitutional crisis handily. Tally ho!

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