Encore Presentation –
Patrick answers questions about divorce and annulments and he shares and comments on sections of the Catechism related specifically to divorce
- Email – I found out my husband had a secret vaping addiction and I didn’t find out till after the wedding. Is our marriage still valid?
- Nick – Deuteronomy mentions that Moses might have been incorruptible. Could that be a passage to mention to protestants?
- Megan – I was deserted in my marriage.
- Patrick shares and comments on sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, specifically section 2384: Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law. It claims to break the contract, to which the spouses freely consented, to live with each other till death. Divorce does injury to the covenant of salvation, of which sacramental marriage is the sign. Contracting a new union, even if it is recognized by civil law, adds to the gravity of the rupture: the remarried spouse is then in a situation of public and permanent adultery
- Lisa – Husband abandoned me after 20 years of marriage. Did God want this since our relationship was toxic?
- Tom – Appreciate how you respect others opinions. I think the council did not do a good job of articulating the Trinity. Jesus emptied himself to become human.
- Patrick shares a complicated situation of divorced parents not seeking an annulment because they don’t want specifics of the divorce made known to their children
- Jillian – Is there a good book for grieving children? Patrick recommends “Making Sense Out of Suffering” by Peter Kreeft and to check out Holy Heroes for the very young kids