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68. Illegitimacy

1. A child born out of true wedlock is calledillegitimate.

2. An illegitimate child suffers inconveniences, such asbeing debarred from certain offices and dignities, and also withreference to inheritance. Both parents of illegitimate children arebound, by the natural law itself, to provide for them.

3. The positive or statute law establishes illegitimacy,and therefore the same law can remove it. Hence, illegitimatechildren can be legitimized by due process of law.

"Lord, take from me everything that hinders me from going to You. give me all that will lead me to You. Take me from myself and give me to Yourself."
St Nicholas Flue

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"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."
St Augustine

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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