Catholic church dating after divorce
Francis’ fast-track proposal means a couple should be able to get their marriage annulled in just 45 days if they both agree. It will also mean an end to exorbitant fees and a complex and long-winded appeal system.Four of the 11 dissident cardinals will take part in a conference on family life scheduled in the Vatican next month and which looks increasingly important for setting the direction of Catholic teaching.Therefore this was not a valid marriage.” “As soon as you even talk about divorce as if it’s an option, you’ve taken your first step,” Patricia, an abandoned mother of five, told me.Still, the black cloud can be dispelled even at this stage, and often is, if the couple looks into the horrible consequences of divorce and decides they just won’t go there. Until someone calls a lawyer.“All it takes is one confused spouse who thinks that divorce will solve their unhappiness,” said Michelle Gauthier, founder of Defending Holy Matrimony.
“It’s like the Church has let us go into the hands of a monster that is tearing our family apart, and the Church won’t intervene,” she said. When I made my vows, I signed up for something different.”The divorce rate among Catholics is reputedly the same as that among the general public, where about 35 percent of people who have been married have also been divorced.
The grave sin of divorce infects everybody around it.
It wrecks families and convinces society that Catholic teaching about marriage just isn’t practical.
One of the 11, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna, said that easing the rules for couples who are divorced and remarried ‘is the mistaken pity of an incompetent or weak physician who contents himself with bandaging wounds without treating them’.
The ‘no sex’ rule, understood to be backed by a number of conservative Catholic leaders who have not joined the 11 in a public stand, would apply until the newly-married husband or wife obtained an annulment for their first marriage.