Jimmy and Trent, would you please add clarity for Catholic Answers team about divorce, civil divorce, and the Catechism and Canon Law. The Catechism does leave as a stand-alone-basis for the toleration of the divorce the purpose in the mind of the person filing for divorce who thinks he or she is ensuring certain legal rights and protections for victimized spouses. If we were to survey all the spouses who file for divorce, I bet they’d all all say they have a right to their divorce and need what the divorce court offers.
Archdiocese Denies her Right of Due Process Mary’s Advocates is publicizing a woman’s complaint to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura where she gives evidence of denial of due process rights in Catholic annulment cases. Her identity is kept confidential and we’ll call her Jane. From both Jane’s case, and the instructions published on […]
The Church, NOT THE STATE, has the sole authority to decide parties obligations toward each to other after an annulment decision “both moral and civil” By Bai Macfarlane. Today, I wrote to Msgr. Swetland. Would you consider modifying how you describe the annulment process? Below is a 3 minute audio mp3 from your April 20 […]
This message is an open letter wherein I am asking you to emend your statement in two publications from Catholic University Press. You appear to be explicitly condoning marital abandonment and all divorce, while giving the impression that the Church has relinquished its competence over cases of separation of spouses to the civil courts.
Cardinal Coccopalmerio is on one side. Cardinal Raymond Burke is on the other. This is not some abstract esoteric debate that is irrelevant for the average citizen. This controversy centers on whether, or not, children are forcibly deprived of everyday access to a decent parent who promised, before those children were conceived, to be faithful to his spouse. (2)
On 13 May 2017, Mary’s Advocates sent recourse to the Congregation of Education regarding a controversy. After much research, I found that a party, who married in a Catholic ceremony in the U.S., is required by canon law to have the bishop’s permission before filing for civil divorce. On Thursday, 18 May 2017, canonist Ed Peters, published a blog referencing an unnamed author with whom he disagrees. I am that unnamed author.
Does Rose Sweet’s divorce program or new E-booklet have permission to publish from the bishop? If not, churches that follow canon law will will not exhibit, sell, or distribute the booklet about the program, or the program itself. Marketing a Surviving Divorce series–that makes no mention of the injustice in unilateral no-fault divorce, seems as ridiculous to me as marketing a program for Surviving a Communist Slave Labor Camp while making no pleas to right an unjust system and defend those bullied by the system.
Dear Jimmy, I’m writing you about your answers yesterday on Catholic Answers Live (Feb. 23 first caller 7 pm). For one caller, you told her that she and her husband should refrain from sexual relations because relying on a man’s vasectomy to avoid pregnancy is outside of God’s plan. With another caller, you discussed how […]
I am bringing to your attention the writings of a Catholic priest that I believe give scandal to Ohio’s divorce lawyers, who in turn, give scandal to husbands and wives with whom the lawyers correspond. … The publisher has found a priest to tacitly condone unilateral no-fault divorce, which is the practice of Ohio courts and all throughout the United States. Readers conclude that there is never anything morally wrong with filing for divorce.
After renowned canonist, Ed Peters critiqued a priests’ article in Crux news about breaking the sixth commandment, I asked Dr. Peters a question. “Could a good argument be made that priests who condone divorce in the confessional are also committing the crime of solicitation in confession?”
After a guest apologist told listeners that divorce is not a sin, Mary’s Advocates wrote EWTN and asked, “Do you agree that he taught your listeners that divorce is not a sin? How many listeners, unhappy with their marriage, now feel emboldened to force divorce on their family?”
I am bringing to your attention concerns about a statement published by the diocese which could give scandal to readers by leading them to believe that objective sins are not sinful. It is problematic that readers are taught that all divorce parties can receive the Eucharist (with the exception of those in second unions).
Dear Father, As a priest, you can practice due diligence to ensure that a bride and groom intend, and have the capacity, to marry. However, your work might be undermined when a spouse is later lead to believe shallow or inaccurate teaching.
To Rose Sweet: When speaking about divorce, will you please kindly consider consistently mentioning the full teaching of the Church on separation and divorce? This can help stop the spread of the plague of divorce. I ask you to consider excerpts from a radio interview you did
The President of the Pontifical Council of Legislative Texts published an unauthenticated opinion about canon 1692, that could be understood as contrary to the historical development of canon. Mary’s Advocates’ responded. Of concern is apparent tacit condonation of marital abandonment.
Sent to bishops worldwide. There is a notable difference between the pastoral care described in the Catechism and the Canon Law, in contrast to the prevalent pastoral practice. Simply put, many of the faithful believe that divorce is a morally neutral occurrence
One U.S. diocese tribunal hosts public educational sessions. Mary’s Advocates wrote to Bishop and copied Cardinal Raymond Burke, pointing out contrasts between the teaching of the tribunal staff person and the teaching from the Holy See about annulments.
What Do We Ask To: the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts Is the policy of the local church – that is to summarily disregard the canon laws about the separation of spouses (1151-1155, 1692-1696) – contrary to the universal law of the church? Are those who abandon marriage and force divorce deserving […]