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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.

"The greatest glory we can give to God is to do his will in everything."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"
Thomas á Kempis

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