Monday, January 24, 2011
Marriage and Divorce
Pope Benedict XVI Says Marriage Is Not an Absolute Right The Pope has said that there is no absolute right to get married in the church. That is because marriage is a sacrament and it should be for the life of the partners. The priests must screen everyone who wants to get married and should make as sure as they can that people are getting married for the right reasons. In the United States there are so many divorces that most of the requests for an annulment come from the US. The priests here are not doing a good job of counseling people before they get married. They are also not doing a good job of counseling those who are already married and are thinking about a divorce. Divorce is a terrible thing. It destroys the most important and basic building block of society, the family. Too many people get married on a whim thinking they can turn to divorce if it does not work out. Divorce should be a last resort when there are no other options, it should not be only one of many choices; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.