From the combox at NCRegister
Posted by SeparatedFaithful on Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 9:59 PM (EDT)
I am a divorced Catholic woman living faithfully to my vow because of what my conscience confirms as a valid matrimonial bond given 20 years of marriage, 4 children, 3 renewals of our marriage vows throughout our years together, and a harvest of blessings that flowed from the building of our domestic church.
I appreciate the manner in which this panel unpacked Amoris Laetitia, especially regarding the issues that directly affect me and my children. Please consider that mercy and compassion to those who are in difficult situations as a result of divorce INCLUDES those who have been truly disparaged by it, namely those who were abandoned by their spouse and who call upon the grace of their sacrament to live in fidelity to that bond. What then is A.L. offering me and my children by way of mercy as we now endure hearing how the church supports my husband’s new life with his girlfriend even without an annulment? (A.L. does not support adultery, but it certainly does little to prevent confusion on the issue of Holy Communion.) So it seems there is not even a reason for him to get an annulment because of the many Fr. Friendlys who will offer him communion and full participation in the life of the Church. As we pray unceasingly for his return through contrition and conversion, our hearts are filled with sorrow for the institutional effort that keeps him stuck in the name of false mercy. (Thank you oh-so-much Cardinal Kasper et al for introducing an evil thought into the sanctuary of the Church!) Our hope is in God, and we will persist in prayer for love of Him and our beloved husband and father. Please pray for my family, and all the separated faithful who find themselves once again in an “agony of the garden” in the aftermath of A.L.
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/ewtns-world-over-panel-highlights-problems-with-amoris-laetitia/#ixzz46OJW3w4FMay the wife and mother who wrote the above comment know that prayers are being offered for her and her family. May her husband turn from sin and return to his family for the good of his own soul and for the good of his wife and children.