sacred vows


#1

What are the churches views on marraige intervention when a Catholic adulterous husband has filed for divorce against an innocent believer spouse of 17 yrs? In a no fault world there is nothing to stop a sinner from completing the task. Is there a formal teaching in the church on this? Or just in Tribunal after lives have been ripped apart by the others selfish acts. The Bible teaches reconciliation and forgiveness through Christ


#2

Civil divorce, under certain circumstances, may not be a bad thing. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, “The separation of spouses while maintaining the marriage bond can be legitimate in certain cases provided for by canon law. [See CIC 1151-1155] If civil divorce remains the only possible way of ensuring certain legal rights, the care of the children, or the protection of inheritance, it can be tolerated and does not constitute a moral offense.” (CCC 2383) However, civil divorce will not dissolve the marriage. The wife would not be free to re-marry unless the first marriage is declared null or until her husband dies.


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