i’m confused, i don’t know what a catholic is supposed to do in this situation:
A close female relative of mine who is divorced, has learned recently that she is expecting a child… I’m obviously happy about the fact that she is going to keep the child. However, i don’t know whether i should congratulate her for her pregnancy… Also, i have heard that she is thinking about getting remarried… if i get invited to her wedding, should i attend it? should i ask the Lord to bless such relationship? i just don’t know what am i supposed to do… On one hand, I know that the Church teaches that we are sinning if we help other people to sin… and that’s why some Catholics don’t attend weddings involving gay couples… On the other hand, I have heard that the Church grants annulments very easily… and that’s something that confuses me because Jesus said “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” I understand in some cases it is required to grant annulments, for example if one of the parties got married against his/her will… or if a woman marries a man and then discovers that such man was already married to another woman…However, cases like those must be very rare in western countries.
what should i do?