These are common questions that we answer.[widgets_on_pages id="In Post Ad"] The Catholic Church does not permit divorce for valid sacramental marriages.
Jesus speaks about divorce: “Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate,” (Mark 10:9).
If it found to be invalid (not meeting the requirements of a sacramental marriage) then an annulment would be granted.
Marriage directly parallels our relationship with God.
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The Church permits a physical separation of the spouses and living apart, but the two still remain married until an annulment is granted (if applicable).
“The Christian community is called to help these persons live out their situation in a Christian manner and in fidelity to their marriage bond which remains indissoluble,” (The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1649). An annulment is not a Catholic divorce, bur rather says that the marriage never met the conditions to be considered sacramental.
What does the Catholic Church really teach about divorce? In marriage, the two become one flesh in a union joined by God, (Mark 10:8).
In fact a valid sacramental marriage is impossible to dissolve thereby making divorce not possible if the marriage was sacramental.
You do – This little green book is carried by just about every medical student for good reason.