Q. What is it with the word "Alumni"?
A. This is a part of CAC legacy. In the early days of CAC, leadership was looking to grow membership from graduating Catholic college students, and the word "Alumni" supported such identity.
Q. What is "Alumni Relations?"
A. CAC Alumni are former CAC members who graduated to the institution of marriage. As strong friendships are formed in CAC, we keep in touch with our alumni, and invite them to select club events.
Q. Why the different classes of membership based on education?
A. This is, again, a detail of CAC legacy. When CAC was founded many years ago, focus was on joining recent college graduates together as a point of commonality. Today, primary focus is on bringing together single Catholics, with less regard to education level. Club charter has remained the same over the years, necessitating more than one membership class. We also welcome non-Catholic singles and provide another membership class as a result.
Q. What does "free to marry in the Catholic Church" mean?
A. If you HAVE NEVER BEEN married, you ARE free to marry in the Catholic Church.
If you HAVE BEEN married, you ARE free to marry in the Catholic Church IF, for EACH marriage:
the spouse is deceased, OR
an official Catholic Church annulment or has been obtained for that marriage, OR
for marriages outside the Catholic Church ONLY, a declaration from your local Diocese known as a "declaration of defective form" has been obtained.
For further information, go to this Diocese of Pittsburgh page on annulments, or contact your local Diocese or parish priest.
Q. What does "legally single" mean?
You are legally single if you are either:
never married, OR
either widowed or legally divorced (not just separated) from all marriages.