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The Carnage of Divorce

June 28, 2017 19 Comments
The Carnage of Divorce

Almost two decades ago, as a younger priest, I remember trying to save a marriage. Sadly, by the second counseling session I concluded that the couple really had no intention of trying to save the marriage. Rather, they were looking to me to assuage their guilt and to console them by telling them they were […]

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Measuring Divorce Rates is More Difficult. But whatever the measure, Practicing Catholics Fare Better.

October 28, 2013 16 Comments
Measuring Divorce Rates is More Difficult. But whatever the measure, Practicing Catholics Fare Better.

It would seem that figuring the divorce rate would be a rather simple thing. But like most sociological phenomena, there are many complicating factors (especially today when even simple definitions are breaking down). But however you measure divorce, it would seem that practicing Catholics fare far finer than any other group, believer or non-believer. I […]

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What is an Annulment?

March 29, 2010 37 Comments

The Biblical Root of Annulments.  The Lord says this in regard to marriage: “What God has joined together, let no one divide (Mat 19:6). On the face of it, divorce and any sort of annulment is forbidden would seem forbidden by this. But actually the text serves as a basis for the Church’s allowance of annulment […]

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