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Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban's Baby Heartbreak — Couple's Pastor Slams Surrogacy

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Jun. 29 2016, Published 7:09 p.m. ET

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Nicole Kidman's dream of having a third child has been dampened after the 48-year-old's church told RadarOnline.com it is against her using a surrogate.

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Nicole, desperate for a sibling to join Sunday Rose, 7, and Faith Margaret, 5, is said to have become more deeply involved in Catholicism than ever since the death of her father,Anthony Kidman, in September 2014. She said that same year how she hopes “every month that I'm pregnant, but I never am” and is now believed to be refusing to use another surrogate as it goes against the wishes of her church.

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This is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parishioners.

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Father Ed Steiner, who is Nicole’s priest at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville close to her and husband Keith Urban’s main home, explained: “In our tradition we would say using a surrogate should not be done.

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This is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parishioners.

Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Baby Pastor Surrogacy
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"If she were to come in and say 'I'm thinking about this, what about it?' I'd be duty bound to go through all the church's teaching." The pastor noted that legally the church cannot advise people against making such decisions, adding: "A person's choice is their choice and they have to make it according to conscience. Our job is to help them form their conscience and then make a decision."

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Nicole had her first daughter, Sunday, naturally, while their second daughter was born via a surrogate.

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The priest added that previously some of his parishioners have decided to use surrogate mothers, and the bottom line is no matter how the baby is born, the church would welcome it with open arms. "If she or anybody did that, what do you do about the child? Well, you love it and baptize it — it's still a child of God," he explained. "I've been through it with couples and I don't pretend to understand that need to have a child, but there are reasons the church has for what it teaches. But we don't excommunicate over something like that. You've got to be really bad to be excommunicated."

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This is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parishioners.

Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Baby Pastor Surrogacy
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The last two years have included difficult times for both Nicole and Keith, as they lost their fathers— first Nicole's dad in 2014 and then Keith's dad, Bob, a year later— but father Steiner is reflective about how their faith on both God and each other has helped them through such circumstances and kept them both strong.

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This is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parishioners.

Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Baby Pastor Surrogacy
Source: Coleman-Rayner

"It will have affected them greatly, especially Nicole. She takes it all very seriously. We sent flowers in the name of the church to them," father Steiner shared. "Faith never protects you from sadness, but it saves you from despair. It's very emotional, but it's OK. She's Catholic, he's Church of England. But they are so close in everything its fair to say they share a faith, and that probably helps them."

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Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Baby Pastor Surrogacy
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Nicole and Keith celebrate ten years of marriage on June 25 and father Steiner said he is ready and waiting for them to give him a call to arrange to use the cathedral to renew their vows, despite Nicole saying they didn't need to as their original vows "are strong." He said: "We have a whole ceremony, it is really just a matter of negotiating a date. We can organize it, no problem. I would be honored to perform the ceremony if they asked me, but they can choose whoever, the only restriction would be it would have to be a catholic priest."

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This is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parishioners.

Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Baby Pastor Surrogacy
Source: Coleman-Rayner

Father Steiner also told Radar that he has the vows ready and waiting for when the country singer and his movie star spouse do want to re-confirm their love for each other. "The set of vows look and sound like any other wedding but the wording of the prayers is slightly different," he said. "The prayers acknowledge the couple is already married and include thanksgiving for the years of marriage and prayers for their continued happiness and strength of the vows. In other words, it would be 'I Keith, renew to you Nicole the promises I made to you ten years ago.' To the ear it sounds very, very similar to the first time. 'I renew to you my promise to be honest and true to you in sickness and in health.'"

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This is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are parishioners.

Nicole Kidman Keith Urban Baby Pastor Surrogacy
Source: Coleman-Rayner

Nicole and Keith, both 48, originally married in Sydney and ten years later are still very much in love, with Keith recently saying their union "wasn't life changing, it was life beginning." Their pastor also warned while they could get re-married at any time, they may do it quietly without it becoming a huge public event: "It would probably be low key— that doesn't mean it wouldn't be big, they can fit 800 people in our cathedral, it just means they wouldn't tell too many people and make a huge deal out of it."

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