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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.

"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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