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43. Betrothal

1. A betrothal is a promise of future marriage. It is nota marriage, but a pledge or promise of marriage.

2. It is possible for a betrothal to be contracted for achild who has at least some understanding of a contract, eventhough he be unable to make a contract of his own accord.{-The Church urges pastors and parents to use alleffort to avoid and prevent any sort of nuptial agreement orpromise before the parties are themselves old enough to marry.-}

3. A betrothal is a contract, but not an indissoluble one.It can be dissolved by the mutual consent of the parties it binds;or by the fact of one party's entering religion; or by oneparty's marrying another than the betrothed; and also in otherways. If the betrothal has been formally made as a religious rite,it should not be dissolved without appeal for the judgment of theChurch.

"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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"Let no one wear a mask, otherwise he will do ill; and if he has one, let him burn it."
St Philip Neri

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"Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them."
St Philip Neri

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