Would the Catholic church prefer living in sin after a divorce in order to receive Hoy Communion or re marry and denied this? Divorce is often the only resolution to marriages especially if the relationship has been violent yet the very Christians who need and want to receive Communion are denied this through the Catholic church if they find happiness in their lives and re-marry?
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Yes every faith has their own beliefs but how sad must it be if you've been raised and have followed particular teachings to suddenly feel abandoned by them. Thankyou for your comments.
My church and I have the same attitude or someone would have ousted all us divorced and separated folks long ago. I'm happy with my church and plan to stay there. As for the Pope, I agree to disagree with him. He's just a man. Men make mistakes.
Li Galo. Thankyou for your comments. It seems to me as though the Catholic church has somehow along the line 'lost the plot'a little as it appears so far removed now from the true teachings of the Gospels. Thankyou
I see more and more how inflexible church doctrine is in its interptetation of scripture and the New Testament. It often does more damage than good for Christian faith.
It is an awful situation for many I agree itakins.This is especially tough when people are searching for support at difficult times in their lives from their church yet feel they're being turned away.
It is puzzling why the sacrament of Holy Orders, which the church would not in any way see as a ‘lesser’ sacrament, can be revoked-and is relatively straightforward- in order for a priest to marry within the Catholic church .Yet, the whole process of
Actually, most diocese underwrite the cost of an annulment and it is far less than a civil divorce. Certainly, those with financial need can be accomodated if they will only ask. Many people find the experience healing.
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Nice to hear from you! I completely agree with your opinions although in this question I was not referring to myself but someone close to me who experienced this many years ago.At a time she needed the church most she felt it was pus