Tag Archives: divorce and remarriage

A Break in the Bottleneck?

Rocco whispered that something big is afoot in Rome and tomorrow at local noon thereĀ a presser will trot out two new documents that address the Catholic situation of declarations of nullity. And presumably, related issues. While the conservative side of … Continue reading

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Aiming For Discipline, Not Doctrine

John Allen at Crux continues his pre-synod features on the family and related issues. I see the stories and mostly opinion pieces on that new site, including today’s projected compromise. Tackling the unforgiveable sin, remarriage after a divorce, this will … Continue reading

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The Best Bearer of Bad News

John Allen comments on the worry among some cardinals that Catholics are heading for a Humanae Vitae moment with divorced and remarried Catholics. Are hopes rising only to be dashed later? Mr Allen doesn’t think the comparison is a good … Continue reading

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Cardinal Kasper Talks The Talk

No official text (yet) of Cardinal Kasper’s address to the cardinals. Vatican Insider sums it up here. The PrayTell thread unraveled a bit last night, revealing a bit of obscenity (literally) on the part of one of tradition’s defenders. The … Continue reading

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The Seven-Percent Section

It seems that the bulk of canon lawyers are working on numbers 1055-1165, about seven percent of the legal corpus. What happens if, over the next few years, taking action on declarations of nullity fades away? Will the Church’s canon … Continue reading

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