annulment · divorce

But what about abusive marriages?

When people learn that I oppose no-fault divorce, some will say, “You have forgotten about abusive marriages.” When the Ruth Institute, the organization that I lead, describes itself as “The World’s Only Campaign to End Family Breakdown,” we hear again, “But what about abusive marriages?” So, let me deal with this important issue. What about abusive… Continue reading But what about abusive marriages?

annulment · Catholic culture · divorce · Poll-Quiz

Should a Catholic divorcee date without an annulment?

I encountered a bit of controversy yesterday in a Facebook discussion. Please help me sort this out. Pretend you are a divorced person, who is seeking an annulment. By chance, you connect with an old flame from high school. Please read the following passage, and see if it helps you discern whether you should start… Continue reading Should a Catholic divorcee date without an annulment?

annulment · Catholic Controversies · divorce · Ruth Institute

Help for Annulments, both for and against

I have had several posts about the Catholic controversies over divorce and remarriage. Here, here and here. This seems a good time to refer my friends and readers to resources that may be helpful to you. If you are a Catholic, and believe your attempted marriage was not in fact a valid marriage, Rose Sweet’s… Continue reading Help for Annulments, both for and against

Amoris Laetitia · annulment · divorce

“A Case Study in Communion for the Divorced/Remarried”

Crux has a case study, creating a compelling story in which a pastor might permit a divorced and civilly remarried Catholic to recieve communion. I have only one thing to say about this case study. The priest should encourage the woman to pursue an annulment. According to the scenario: She wanted to pursue getting an… Continue reading “A Case Study in Communion for the Divorced/Remarried”

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A Critique of the Critique of the Critics of Amoris Laetitia

Austin Ivereigh has another critique of the critics of Amoris Laetitia. This time, he tells them they should look at concrete cases. In case they can’t think of any, he supplies one. (I utilize the Fr. Z protocol of placing my own commentary in color.)  To take an obvious example, a woman abandoned by her… Continue reading A Critique of the Critique of the Critics of Amoris Laetitia