no matter how much being fruitful and multiplying of facts that a marriage took place occur.
Interesting how the supreme pontiff has the power to remove impediments (that is how he got Hefele to capitulate to Pastor Aeternus, as I posted elsewhere) but has no power to recognize the consumation of marriage, where St. Paul sees a union even in prostitution.
Anybody can have kids that alone is not proof a sacrament.
Indeed! And they can grow up to be supreme pontiff!
He was born in Florence one month after his father's death. His father, Giuliano de' Medici, had been assassinated. Although his parents had not had a formal marriage, a canon law loophole allowing for the parents to have been betrothed per sponsalia de presenti meant that Giulio was considered legitimate.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_VII
The loophole was needed, as illegitimacy was an impediment to ordination 1118-1983http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=%22canon+law+between+1118+and+1983%22
Amazing! The Vatican can marry the dead but cannot recognize the marriage of the living.
Of course, all very convenient that one of the only two witnesses, Giuliano, was dead, and the identity of the other is unknown, except for the fact that she was low born of the lower guilds, i.e. no one a Medici would marry, just use. One candidate is Andrea di Michele del Cittandino, who would be 14 at Clement VII's conception, below the age of consent. Whoever she was, she was out of the picture-by death or being put a way-within a year.
Clement could have gotten a dispensation-his cousin Giovanni was reigning as Pope Leo X when Giulio was ordained cardinal deacon, and of course had all those petrine powers at his disposal ("Since God has given us the Papacy, let us enjoy it.")-but he did not, instead depending on the ruse that his dead father and his unknown (even to him) mother were really married, a fact known to be false. This of course raises the question of a pope without "an episcopal character" exercising those petrine powers in legitimizing himself, or denying Henry VIII "the shameless sentence from Rome" that Henry's aunt Margaret got.
Also the Pope cannot dispense from imepdiments of divine law, i.e. he cannot dispense a brother to marry his sister, no matter how much incest has occured.
au contraire, a survey of the dispensations would prove you wrong Fr. deacon-Hitler's father, for instance, got a dispensation to marry his niece, Hitler's mother. And I do recall a German noble around the time of the reformation who did get a dispensation to marry his sister.
Btw, none of this addresses the point that even in prostitution, there is a joining that must be recognized, and so the corban factories will not afford to wives the recognition that St. Paul gives to prostitutes.