Posts Tagged ‘Divorce and remarriage’

Vatican preparing text for divorced and remarried couples

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life is preparing a document that will address divorced and remarried couples at the request of Pope Francis, according to the dicastery’s prefect, Cardinal Kevin Farrell. Farrell mentioned the in-progress document in a speech delivered in Italian on April 22 that opened a meeting of the dicastery, Read more

German Church changes labour rules, protects gays and divorcees

Monday, November 28th, 2022
labour law

The German Bishops Conference (DBK) has voted to update its labour rules. Now, it will no longer be concerned about certain aspects of its workers’ private lives. Until now, employees of Catholic institutions in Germany could lose their jobs if they were openly in a same-sex partnership or remarried after a divorce. The change means Read more

Prospective groom punches priest who had refused to conduct his marriage

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

A disgruntled prospective groom ran down the aisle and attacked a priest in front of worshippers at the church in Rio’s Cachambi neighbourhood. The priest had refused to conduct a marriage for the man who wanted to marry for the second time. Read more

Communion for the divorced and remarried; ‘Amoris Laetitia’ at 5 years

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” was released five years ago. The 264-page document, whose title is Latin for “The Joy of Love,” is one of the longest papal writings in history. It meanders through an introduction and nine chapters, offering everything from grandfatherly advice on family life to Scripture reflections to South American love Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan’s church wedding

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle permission to marry in church even though Markle is divorced. The Archbishop must grant a licence for marriages not held in parish churches. Since 2002, following a ruling by the General Synod, divorced people have been allowed to marry in the Church Read more