Not every “no fault” divorce is really no fault. What if one party wants the divorce and the other wants to stay married? Under no fault divorce law, the party who wants to preserve the marriage has no standing.
And while the divorced and remarried may be offered accompaniment by the clergy to discern their status, who accompanies the abandoned spouse?
From Jennifer Roback Morse’s article:
“I know an abandoned spouse who changed parishes. She couldn’t bear to see her spouse receiving communion with his new cohabiting girlfriend. He evidently “discerned” that this was hunky-dory. The pastor wasn’t much help to my friend. He told her the “people fall out of love,” and that “everyone gets an annulment.” He assumed that my friend was also dating someone else, which she had no intention of doing.”