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Children become wards of the state, and all marital assets are controlled by the courts.It is truly a tragedy.”One abandoned mother called me after getting a particularly offensive note from a court representative.Whatever the number is, it looks awfully high to Catholics who see their friends splitting up. “When I saw the Catholic marriages in this country that are hurting, I wasn’t shocked — I was saddened. But we’re all part of the culture of immediate gratification that doesn’t consider long-term consequences. Most of us have easily dropped relationships, even family ones, to pursue careers and comforts. Shouldn’t faith steel the assenting Catholic against the culture? If we think the answer to the real day-to-day problems of our marriage is going to be found in a paragraph of Andie was a theology major, but it was Doug’s communications major that led him to full-time Catholic work later in life.And for each of the marriages that ends in divorce, there are plenty that walk right up to the edge.“Catholics are falling apart left and right, orthodox Catholics,” said Dr. They dated, got engaged their senior year, and took three kinds of marriage preparation, including NFP classes. Doug had a full-time job in the apologetics movement.
'”Father Brunetta said that for many couples, “an overly intellectual approach diminishes the mystery that marriage is supposed to be.In retrospect, Doug says that marriage preparation gave him all the doctrinal answers but left him unprepared for the life that he would face.“I have learned a lot since then through individual counseling.Another couple, now divorced, made the twin sacrifices of building a large family and allowing the wife to stay home — because, in the ex-husband’s words, “Simpleminded me, I looked at every sacrament as precious and worthy.” Two others, now divorced, helped at their parish and were sacrificing to send their kids to Catholic schools.
The grave sin of divorce infects everybody around it.“But in the cases I’ve handled, I would estimate that in somewhere between 5 and 10 percent, at least one member of the couple made an effort to know, study, or follow the Church’s teachings,” he said.