Thanks for responding but Im still confused by what you are saying. Yes, we are all sinners. Of course this doesnt mean that we can persist in grave sin and be on the narrow path headed to the narrow gate.
We can talk annulments next, but Im trying to first understand your position on divorce and the Eucharist and this relates more directly to the topic of Mrs. Caridis comments.
Are you saying that divorce is NEVER the grave offense that our Catechism calls it?
If we agree that the Catechism is holding up the Truth and that divorce is a grave offense (except again for those who are abandoned and also those certain exceptional instances when a civil divorce would not be sinful).
Lets look at the times when divorce is a grave offense. Is it somehow a grave offense that I can commit and still receive the Eucharist worthily?
If so, what are other grave offenses that also fit into this category?
Of course divorce is not the unforgivable sin but is it somehow a grave sin that I can repent of without any purpose to right the wrong? For example, can I simply abandon my wife and children because I am not in love with my wife. Then, go to the priest and confess the sin and be freed to receive the Eucharist again even though I have no purpose to amend my life and right the wrong of abandoning my wife and children?
We can get into the internal forum and annulment discussion next, just want to be sure I understand what you are saying is the truth regarding the reception of the Eucharist following a divorce. Thanks for your patience Kansas.
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You seem obsessed with legalisms and judgment -— which is not ours to make.
I suggest you read all of my posts on this thread, and read the links as well.
Divorce is not always a sin, and formal annulment in the “public forum” is NOT required before remarriage if the “private forum” is used.
Also, it IS sinful for others to judge those who have remarried.
You do not know and have no need to know any details.
According to CHURCH teaching, NEITHER DOES THE CHURCH!