Tag: Divorce

Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

| Cindy Wooden | November 14, 2016 | 11 Comments

Four cardinals said they formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and, not receiving a response after two months, they released their letter to the press.

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Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

| April 14, 2016 | 4 Comments

I think many people were looking for a completely new approach to marriage and family life. That just did not happen. Pope Francis affirms all of the doctrinal understanding of marriage and family. But he does call us to live a greater degree of mercy. That is, taking the time to see and understand another, and to really stand in solidarity with a families circumstance, and while doing so, bring into that moment the goodness, beauty and truth of Christ.

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Finding beauty amid pain: divorce in the Church

Finding beauty amid pain: divorce in the Church

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a Church that upholds the sacrament of marriage, it’s no secret some Catholics who are separated or divorced have felt judged and alienated.

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Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The weekend program was transformational. I left the weekend with a clear idea of the marriage I wanted and how much work it would take to get there.”

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Annulment criteria: Did a sacramental marriage exist?

Annulment criteria: Did a sacramental marriage exist?

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

What’s the concept of an annulment? It seems like it is just a term for “Catholic divorce.”

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Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

| July 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Despite the spin many media put on his comments from a recent news conference, Pope Francis really didn’t drop any bombshells

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The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The Catholic Church defines the sacrament of marriage as a ‘covenant’ — a union in God and dependent on his assistance of grace

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