Skip to comments.Catholics ask Vatican to rule on no-fault divorce
Posted on 03/13/2009 5:38:38 PM PDT by Catholic Iowan
Bai Macfarlane, the director of Mary's Advocates says, "When Catholics force no-fault divorce on their families, our American Catholic leadership remains silent bystanders. Pastors promote annulment and even divorce. We are asking the Holy See if we have the right to have canon law protections applied to our families by our local bishops and tribunals." ....
...Sheryl Temaat, who has been repeatedly publish by Homiletic and Pastoral Review says, "Petitioning the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts for assistance in helping American Catholic families overcome the plague of divorce is long overdue. Practically every day we read how children are abused by divorce in one way or another. It's time to hear what the Catholic Church really teaches about divorce, dating, annulment, and remarriage."
It’s very sad what happened to Bai Macfarlane, and no doubt, others like her. I’m glad she is resilient.
It’s a huge problem in America. No fault divorce is the original perversion of civil marriage. Gay marriage is small potatoes compared to no fault divorce.
It isn’t just a Catholic problem. No fault divorce is one of the most pernicious social innovations of the 60s.
Of course, you are right. “No-fault” divorce affects everyone. I guess from a Catholic perspective, we Catholics who have been through this “meat grinder” on families, get the further indignity of then having the Church declare our marriages null and void in numbers so mind-boggling as to be scandalous. In 1968 there were approximately 600 declarations of nullity issued in the U.S. Today, about 60,000 per year, an increase of 10,000%!!!