Traditionalists everywhere can rejoice because the Vatican Secretary of State, H.E. Pietro Cardinal Parolin, has stated that the results of the Irish referendum on same sex marriage is a "defeat for humanity." So, no need to get your panties in a bunch over the possibility of sodomy being given the green light at the up coming synod. GLBT individuals will remain intrinsically disordered.
So perhaps this will loosen things up for the divorced and remarried?
Especially if certain people have their way. Especially the conspiracy theorists. IMAGINE! NOW Father Zzzzzz is calling for "Transparency" in the Church. (Really. Take a few moments and read the whole thing. Even Father D is speechless.)
Yes. Ideally, marriage is supposed to last forever. But we do not live in an ideal world. The Church needs to at the very least DISCUSS some possibilities. No?
I don't advocate a free for all with the Sacrament of Matrimony becoming a revolving door. Is there a possibility that in some cases that our Holy Mother Church can exercise what the Eastern Orthodox refer to as Economy (for the sake of the soul the strictness of the law is loosened) in certain cases?
Yes, this will require additional work for diocesan tribunals, but at the rate that the North American Academy for Dance and the Episcopacy is cranking out graduates with Licentiates and Doctorates in Canon Law, this should not be too much of a problem.
Meanwhile, let's check in and see what our friend Mundybear has to say...
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