- Posted by Mary's Advocates
- On August 9, 2016
The “Marriage” booklet from the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, in a cursory way, describes the gravity of offenses that justify separation.
“The reasons for reaching such an extreme situation must not be petty, such as stubbornness based on pride or lack of generosity in seeking solutions. A decision must be contemplated over a long period of time and be made only after listening to the advise of impartial people who can be recommended for their experience of married life. […] If a person has divorced solely for the property consequences, which cannot be otherwise obtained, and does not attempt to marry again civilly, that person can receive the sacraments of the Church” (34-35).