I know that this is more than likely a stupid question but here it goes: Does the catholic who intentionally divorces his spouse for an illegitimate reason condemn himself/herself to Hell?
My cousin, a catholic, is contemplating a divorce. He and his spouse are now separated. As far as I know, there was no infidelity. They seemed happy togethor, have grown children, and get this-- they’ve been married 45 years!! The only thing I can figure out is that now that the children have left “the nest” and now that my cousin has been retired for a few years, he is suddenly in a life that was quite different than when he was constantly working and the kids were around. And somehow that has changed him. I could be wrong but I cant figure out why he wants out of the marriage.
Then again, how could a life long catholic in good conscience decide to get a divorce for no apparant good reason. Divorce is contrary to catholic morality, and he should know that!!