Skip to comments.The worst survey in the world
Posted on 11/06/2013 4:32:03 PM PST by ebb tide
Most worrying of course are the questions which seem to be aimed at getting people to say that the teaching and discipline of the Church needs to be loosened somehow.
(Excerpt) Read more at lmschairman.org ...
(snip)So this is a real problem with the survey. It could ask:
Would super-fast marriage tribunals rubber-stamping annulments cause scandal and undermine the teaching of the Church? Would this have a disastrous effect on couples struggling to maintain their marriages in a hostile environment?
Would turning a blind eye to divorced and remarried couples receiving Communion send the signal that the Church has given up on sexual morality? Would this have a disastrous effect on young people struggling to live in light of the Church’s teaching in a hostile environment?
But it doesn’t.(/snip)
Hmmmmm, correct me if I’m wrong. The only two justifications of divorce is death of the spouse & adultery according to the bible per the church? If one remarries outside a scriptural annulment, adultery in the face of God?
As a Catholic, that is my understanding as well.
I thought the prize for worst survey went to either the panhandle of Oklahoma or the panhandle of Idaho.
Per the Church, Divorce is a legal action that in no way severs the marital bond. Divorce is allowed under certain temporary conditions such as physically abusive situations where a physical separation and guaranteed financial security is required; however, if and when the cause for separation no longer exists then the spouses are required to reunite. Even when separated, the Church teaches that reconciliation is the always the primary goal of spouses in conflict.
Then irreconcilable differences leads where? Correct, that the RC faith has a preventative measure of marriage preparation courses?
NOWHERE. Irreconcilable differences is a construct created to facilitate no-fault divorce. Much like no-fault abortion. It takes the morality out of the equation so the decision can be made more easily and so the impact of the decision is 'hidden' from those making the decision.
As far as Catholics are concerned there must be a legitimate reason to choose divorce. In other words divorce is only a valid choice when there is no choice BUT to choose it as the lesser of two evils.
Let me add as an important afterthought: As far as Catholics, divorce when a legitimate necessity is never chosen to ‘end’ a marriage. Much like abortion when it is presented as required to save the life of the mother, when a Catholic chooses to save the life of the mother, the death of the child IF such happens is an unintentional consequence and NEVER an intentional act performed.