Divorce & Annulments: 6th Commandment, Part 10 – Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Jun 29, 2022, on divorce and annulments and they are a part of the 6th Commandment as he continues his series on the 10 Commandments

CCC 2382-2286 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm#2382

Indissolubility of Marriage, no power on Earth can dissolve a marriage CCC 2382

Original intent of God.

Divorce is a grave offense against the moral law CCC 2384

Civil divorce is allowed by Church CCC 2383

Matt 19 :9 exception clause, except in cases of infidelity,  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/19#48019009

Protestants see this as allowing divorce but there are interpretations consistent with the Catholic view:

1st  interpretation - Fathers of the Church Jesus does not mention remarriage. If a married couple is separated, either reconcile or remain in a chaste state.

2nd interpretation - refers to invalid marriage between two that are too close in blood relation

3rd interpretation - no comment view, Jesus is remaining silent, pushing aside all exceptions, abolishing Mosaic Law on this point

Mark's Gospel, no exceptions

Annulments, a declaration that there never was a marriage even though there appeared to be.

1. one or more of the spouses did not have the capacity to make a vow

2. one or more of the spouses did not give proper consent

3. invalid canonical form, e.g. priest not present, other things

Only if annulled can you remarry, since this will not be a remarriage, but a marriage.

Annulment is not Catholic Divorce. Too many annulments? perhaps, don't concern yourself, or judge others.

Ave Maria!

Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul - Solemnity
Readings:  - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062922.cfm
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1098

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