This will be my final post..
It’s not that I am going to stop pondering as that is truly something our Lord has blessed me with. Not going to stop attending daily Holy Mass or Adoration or being a Third Order Carmelite. But it is time to move forward. I truly feel this goes with all my “social media”, as I am starting to see this as being anything but social. More like anti-social. Much in the way I am viewing the whole Facebook Wall as it separates us from the reality of one on one conversation and actual contact with the outside. We become unable to see others in a “Natural” Light and give and receive true peace, mercy, compassion, warmth and Love. Unable to “hear” the words those you love are trying to say. Therefore adding to the confusion of being misunderstood and misunderstanding the others. Making it a platform for jumping to conclusions…
I believe I am still called to write, but in many ways, more seriously in my personal journal off the internet. Although this has started as such, it’s becoming a temptation for me to look and see who has read it. To see if anyone “gets it”. To see if anyone is “hearing”, only now understanding, God does and that is all that matters.
I will continue to pray for everyone and I ask you to please keep me in your prayers.
I love you.
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You will be missed. I will keep you in my prayers, too. Take care. Love/Prayers, Catholic Glasses
You will definitely be missed!
Did the Catholic Church change the text of the bible in Matthew 19 vs 8 to eliminate the acceptable cause for divorce? Could this be considered “blasphemy”?
Nothing has been change David. Annulment is NOT a “Roman Catholic Divorce” but the solid proof, a “Marriage Bond” was never in place from the onset.
Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about it:
III. MATRIMONIAL CONSENT
1625 The parties to a marriage covenant are a baptized man and woman, free to contract marriage, who freely express their consent; “to be free” means:
– not being under constraint;
– not impeded by any natural or ecclesiastical law.
1626 The Church holds the exchange of consent between the spouses to be the indispensable element that “makes the marriage.” If consent is lacking there is no marriage.
1627 The consent consists in a “human act by which the partners mutually give themselves to each other”: “I take you to be my wife” – “I take you to be my husband.” This consent that binds the spouses to each other finds its fulfillment in the two “becoming one flesh.”
1628 The consent must be an act of the will of each of the contracting parties, free of coercion or grave external fear. No human power can substitute for this consent. If this freedom is lacking the marriage is invalid.
1629 For this reason (or for other reasons that render the marriage null and void) the Church, after an examination of the situation by the competent ecclesiastical tribunal, can declare the nullity of a marriage, i.e., that the marriage never existed. In this case the contracting parties are free to marry, provided the natural obligations of a previous union are discharged.
Also David – Read the entire Gospel of Matthew 19 : 1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. 3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” If you have further question, please seek the advise of a Roman Catholic Priest.
10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”