April 6, 2015

REPOST/UPDATE: Ann Barnhart's Defense of Marriage

It just feels like the right time to re-post this from from last January, if for no other reason than it might find its way to a bishop or two...who might then re-think their currently favorable position for Communion for the divorced and re-married...who might then forward it to Cardinal friends in Rome, who will also re-think their own currently favorable position on communion for the divorced and remarried...who then will pass a copy along to a certain white cassock wearing Bishop, who will understand its import - finally - and put a kee-bosh on any October surprises. <sigh>[Ed.]

Ann Barnhardt has done a fine job of defending marriage and dissing divorce / annulments as part of a recent post of praying for those you haven't met yet...including a future spouse. Her final comment is particularly succinct.

"3. I received quite a lot of feedback regarding prayer for those we have not yet met, and was reminded that praying for one’s future spouse beginning in childhood was a widespread practice in the Church before the Marxist-sodomiticalists infiltrated and began their unrelenting campaign of destruction in the mid-1960s. Maybe if people learned again to pray for their spouse before they met them, they would realize that their future spouse is a precious human being, and their future marriage a sacrament. Instead, we have clergy today saying that with regards to marriage, “everyone deserves a second chance”. Thankfully Our Blessed Lord does not agree.

Our Lord entered into a covenant marriage.
The relationship … went south through no fault of His.

This is what a Covenant Marriage in which one spouse turns out to be less-than-perfect looks like. Oddly, no annulment has ever been sought in this case.

Instead of annulling the covenant, seeking a divorce, abandoning the relationship, or killing the spouse (which was and is His right as the Divine Judge – just ask Noah), He instead persevered unto torture and death at the hands of His beloved spouse, and then doubled-down on the marriage, instituting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Eucharist so that He could renew the Marriage Sacrament and the Divine Embrace EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. FOREVER.

Just remember, if everyone deserves a “second chance” with regards to marriage, then Our Blessed Lord goes to the front of that line, the Gates of Heaven slam shut, and we all go to hell exactly as we deserve."

Well said, Ann...well said.

Her full post is here.

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