When is a Marriage Not a Marriage?

When is a Marriage Not a Marriage? My experience with separation, divorce and annulment has shown me how misunderstood is the whole process, even by the faithful within the Church. Today’s post takes  some extracts from an excellent book, Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine by Archbishop Michael Sheehan to explain the meaning of the term ‘annulment’-  which by the way, is a misnomer. Apologetics and Catholic...

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Cardinal Kasper Vs The Bible

Cardinal Kasper Vs The Bible       Cardinal Walter Kasper is in the news again, after congratulating the people of Ireland for legalising same-sex ‘marriage’, and also for participating in a secret meeting of Church hierarchy in Rome, which apparently was organised with the intention of creating more momentum for a rewriting of important teachings at the upcoming Synod on the Family.  Manfred Spieker, a...

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Ireland #VotesYes For Discrimination.

Ireland #VotesYes for Discrimination … Against Christianity.   In other news, the former Emerald Isle has adopted six more colours to become a full-blown rainbow, and has voted to extend its informal policy of discrimination against Christians to a legally-binding imperative. In a startling display of solidarity, the anti-Christian liberals who make up just 36% of Ireland’s population voted to protect the rights of...

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Martyrs for Marriage

Martyrs for Marriage       John the Baptist was the original martyr for marriage; as Matthew’s Gospel tells us, he lost his life for criticising Herodias and Herod’s adultery.   For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” (Mt 14: 3-4)   Our...

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