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No clear guidance emerged from last fall’s Synod of Bishops on the Family for divorced and remarried Catholics who wish to receive holy Communion. Over the course of 40 years as a priest, I have helped many couples pursue an annulment in order to be free to validate their current marriage in the eyes of the church.
While this may be appropriate in some cases, even a streamlined process will not address the real pastoral questions that the annulment process raises.
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I am an Anglican I came to faith if that's the right way of wording it last July but having read lots and listening to various apologists from both catholic and protestant persuasions I wish to convert to Catholicism.
It may take some getting-used-to but we've decided these changes will ultimately provide a better experience for our members and a more maintainable platform for our staff. I am a cradle Catholic however, grew up with very little Catholic education. A few days ago, I discovered out that my friend has been dating online continuously since we met. I questioned his intentions and he explained to me that he can't tolerate my kids. He fears living with them (by marriage) and supporting them. He said he has had these fears all along (he has had previous bad experiences with children) but couldn't tell me because he didn't want to hurt my feelings and he wasn't ready to leave me yet. Three months into our "relationship" he scheduled a date but canceled out of guilt. I trusted him with all my heart and developed very strong feelings for him. I have learned so much about Catholic marriage and have a stronger relationship with God. Your children are the bond of love between you and your husband and by taking another man, you brake this bond of love. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
It is not a divorce; it is a statement that the bond of marriage as it is understood by the Catholic Church was not made.
Why can the Catholic Church conduct such an investigation?
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It may take some getting-used-to but we've decided these changes will ultimately provide a better experience for our members and a more maintainable platform for our staff.