Widows re-marrying?


#1

What is the Catholic belief a widow re-marrying? For example, my aunt married and had kids with her first husband, but he passed away, and eventually she re-married, and her and her 2nd husband have a child. Would there be anything sinful in this situation?


#2

No - nothing sinful as you have described it. Not sure why you would think there was either. There is no problem with a widow/widower remarrying … the marriage vows are until “death” … once a person’s spouse passes away that remaining spouse in no longer married - though they may still feel married … some even feel this way the rest of their lives. Remarrying after a death has no bearing on the love they had for their first spouse … people who were happily married will often remarry as do those in poor marriages :shrug: and the opposite is true

A catholic widow/widower would not be able to marry someone who was not free to contract a marriage - i.e. a civilly divorced person … a married person …

And of course - each person grieves the loss of a spouse in their own way - you cannot judge that …generally it is good not to rush into new relationships - but there is no standard time frame -

Our lives are a journey …


#3

No, what makes you think it would be?


#4

Not sinful at all. The bond of marriage is dissolved when one spouse dies.

Canon Law:

Can. 1141 A marriage which is ratified and consummated cannot be dissolved by any human power or by any cause other than death.


#5

We Catholics consider someone married until death does them part. Once death does them part, the surviving spouse is free to remarry without any problems whatsoever, because s/he has already fulfilled his/her obligations as a spouse.


#6

St. Paul told us that he wants widows that are young to remarry so they don’t get in other peoples business. He laid it out in so many words.


#7

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