I’ve met quite a few people who have been married and divorced, and many of them are “re-married.” A good many of my relatives fit in here; people to whose house I was sent to stay at when I was a kid. It made no difference to me, mostly because I didn’t understand and was just plain oblivious to it all. But now, I’m finding it hard to fit in a world that wants me to act like it doesn’t bother me. I’ll lay out a few scenario questions.
I know a guy who says he was married once, divorced, and is now married to someone else. He has a very nice family, but I’m finding it hard to recognize the woman he calls his wife as such, because I know the history. Would I be compromising my Catholicity by referring to her as his wife, or coming over to their house for dinner?
Many of my relatives are in the same situation as the previous guy. If they were to come to my house for a visit, would I be wrong to accomodate them with the same room?
I’m very confused. How am I supposed to look at it all? I don’t exactly know how to approach all the people who seem to have no qualms about taking vows and getting a divorce when I DO! Am I missing something?