Skip to comments.Marriage Advocate Offers Petitions to Vatican Addressing Marriage Abandonment
Posted on 02/23/2012 10:20:39 PM PST by Catholic Iowan
Two canon lawyers reviewed the "Vindicate Rights Petition."Philip Gray, J.C.L, says "in the vast majority of cases today, divorce has become an 'easy out' to avoid responsibility, pass blame, obtain revenge, or somehow justify problems in the marital relationship or between parents and children."
Canon lawyer Fr. Chuck Zmudzinski, C.P.M., J.C.L. explained, "I worked in a marriage tribunal for about five years and one of the reasons I eventually quit was because I did not agree with how strongly biased the tribunal officials seemed to be against the bond of matrimony."
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I once attended a Mass in a cathedral at which the theme of the sermon (preached by a priest, not by the bishop) was how easy it was to get an annulment. The point obviously was to be to get any Catholics who were there who had divorced and remarried to apply for an annulment of their first marriage so their second marriage could then be approved by the Church.
Yes, unfortunately, this is pretty typical of the mentality by many priests (and bishops) in the Church today. It is truly a scandalous situation, and while they may claim to be “pastoral,” to those in “irregular” (i.e. adulterous) “marriages”, they don’t seem to care a bit for those innocent spouses and children whose lives have been destroyed by unilateral “no-fault” divorce, and then suffer the indignity of being told that their marriage is not valid. It’s evil!