When Jesus came, he elevated matrimony to the same status it had originally possessed between Adam and Eve—the status of a sacrament. Thus, any valid marriage between two baptized people is a sacramental marriage and, once consummated, cannot be dissolved. Jesus, therefore, taught that if anyone so married divorces and remarries, that person is living… Continue reading The Permanence of Matrimony
Full Question My husband and I married in the Catholic Church, but now I am separated from my husband and in the process of divorce and annulment. Priests have told me that I can date and still receive the sacraments if the relationships are pure and entered into prayerfully. Is this correct? Answer No. Currently… Continue reading Without an annulment, is it OK to date another Partner as long as we are chaste?
Whether we like it or not, secularism is the dominant mode of public discourse today. Even those we encounter who are not “anti-faith” often place a high value on their understanding of “separation of church and state.” Catholics must therefore be prepared to support moral positions without recourse to Scripture or religious vocabulary. That is… Continue reading How to file a Divorce case in the Catholic Church
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rome when Venerable Pius XII was Pope, emphasized in a recent interview that he has experienced the continuity of Popes, from Pacelli to Bergoglio. “I have no difficulty in recognizing that there are differences, some of them significant, between Pope Francis and his… Continue reading Cardinal Ruini reflects on the Magisterium's continuity
The Pontiff spoke to reporters on Sunday evening during his flight home to Rome Pope Francis has insisted that his reform of the annulment process has not allowed for ‘Catholic divorce’, during an in-flight press conference at the end of his papal trip to America. After participating in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia… Continue reading Pope Francis: Annulment reform does not mean ‘Catholic divorce’