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Can Catholics get tattoos? – Simple Tribal Dragon Tattoo Designs Arm

The Catholic Church has a policy restricting “tattoos, photographs, self-mutilation or any other similar physical representation of a sexual organ, which are considered to be an insult to sexual modesty.” But the “sin” here means no actual “imitation,” which is a different thing. A person who is already wearing a tattoo is entitled to it. (This is not for all tattoo parlors, but for some, the law applies.)

Can Catholics get the blessing of another Catholic? What about “a Protestant?”

While the “sin” that would be required for a Catholic’s approval was not explicitly mentioned on the Bishops’ Statement (which is a legal document), Catholics can get the blessing of another Catholic. The same is true for Protestants, but not Catholic non-fundamentalists like some Baptists and United Methodists, which means that the Bishops’ Statement is also inapplicable to their practice, and in fact, it is the same for the entire denomination.


Are Catholics in the position to marry their children? Or are they prohibited from doing so?

Although the Bishops’ Statement only states that “no individual can receive the sacraments without a Catholic spouse, that is, with his consent and that may be granted without conditions,” the actual interpretation of this was left ambiguous. The Code of Canon Law has stated that “the validity of marriage is not dependent on consent, but rather on the consent of the husband and wife and on their mutual co-existence in union” (which the Bishops’ Statement never explicitly stated). While this is not the same as saying that the relationship must be married, the Bishops’ Statement does not rule out a relationship between a Catholic and an unwed non-Catholic.

Can Catholics do something considered “controversial,” like wearing a cross on their body?

Yes. When the Bishops’ Statement mentions that, “no Catholic can receive the sacraments without a Catholic spouse, that is, with his consent,” their statement does not directly make reference to wearing a cross. But if they were to do so, then the Bishops’ statement does imply that it is forbidden. And if so, the Bishops’ Statement would be inapplicable.

Can Catholics live together as married couples?

Yes. But in order for that to work within the Bishops’ guidelines, the relationship must be “in good faith” (as Catholic couples are not obliged to do in order

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