THE FIGHT OVER MARRIAGE
IS CAUSING SERIOUS WOUNDS
Election hubbub and subsequent sneaky attempts to undo its results may have distracted you from the shootout that’s going on throughout the Catholic Church over the question of divorce / remarriage / communion. In case you’re not fully conversant with this issue…
The Church has always held that marriage is indissoluble. That is to say, once married always married, unless one or the other spouse dies.
This is based on a statement of Jesus in Matthew 19, where the Lord speaks against divorce…
“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
And so, the Catholic understanding of marriage would seem to be simple and unambiguous. Except that it’s not.