Saturday, August 20, 2005

Email: The Catholic Church on annulment [JE]

Sorry, but this is all really depressing.

OK, so the Church doesn't "excommunicate" you if you remarry without an annulment; you are still Catholic and "welcome" (even technically obligated) to show up for [weekly] Mass; but you can't receive any sacraments or participate truly in Catholic life. However, you shouldn't feel left out, disowned, dismissed or otherwise excluded.

Again: The rest of Christianity's approach is not good enough for Catholics, and you're a second-class citizen with no sacramental "rights" if you agree.

[P.S. To avoid "confusion" over the term annulment, the Catholic Church hierarchy is now using the term "statement of nullity."]


At 4:09 PM, Blogger Daphnewood said...

this is a sore point with me so officially: NO COMMENT


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