Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

 

For Further Study

Books - Annulments and the Catholic Church by Edward Peters, J.D., J.C.D


1 posted on 04/10/2012 5:55:22 PM PDT by Salvation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...
A valid marriage can never be annulled, "What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder" (Mark 10:9).

Catholic Ping!

2 posted on 04/10/2012 5:59:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Salvation

True. Although in the days since Vatican II I think there have been some abuses of the rules. Teddy Kennedy’s annulment was one example, IMHO.

Much depends on the faithfulness of the diocesan bishop and his staff.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 6:32:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Salvation

I’m a little hesitant about accepting anything Ed Peters has to say, having seen the stubbornness and lack of logic he displayed recently in the Saint John Neumann lesbian situation.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Salvation
We live in a society that has greatly diminished the integrity and value of the institution of marriage. Hook-ups, shack-ups, and serial polygamy are so common that no one blinks an eye when they occur within our own families or communities. I have even heard my own clergy lament that it is easier for a serial rapist or ax murder to receive the Eucharist than a divorced person.

We need to remember that marriage is both a vocation and a Sacrament. As created by God, its primary purpose and chief beneficiaries are not the wedded couple. The institution must put as its prime objective the needs and well being of the subsequent generations. The Church has and takes a lot of grief over it. As Catholics we must work to make Society and culture embrace this too.

This is what is meant by a higher love. In the context of marriage it is important that we understand love and that a man and a woman must not only fall in love with each other as they do with what St. Thomas Aquinas called a transcendental third. That third thing that a successful married couple must fall in love with is the "us" of the marriage and its mission. Absent that any marriage is based upon an infatuation and a love of self; I love how she makes me feel, or I love how she looks, or I love how others look at me when I am with her. All marriages so founded are doomed from the beginning to fail.

9 posted on 04/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT by Natural Law (If you love the Catholic Church raise your hands, if not raise your standards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson