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Question about Remarriage

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Searching_for_God, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Searching_for_God

    Searching_for_God Wannabe Catholic Supporter

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    Okay so say two people are married and one of the spouses dies. Can the living spouse get remarried in the eyes of the Catholic Church or are they doomed to stay single forever?
     
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  2. Sketcher

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    1 Corinthians 7:39 says you can. Perhaps a Catholic can give a more Catholic answer. AFAIK, they agree with it.
     
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  3. Tomm

    Tomm Christian Supporter

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    Yes, the Catholic Church says we can remarry under such circumstance.
     
  4. SaNcTaMaRiA

    SaNcTaMaRiA I am a man...who loves our Lady! Supporter

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    You can remarry if your spouse dies. Marriage is until death. We do not however condone divorce. Neither does Jesus.
     
  5. Tallguy88

    Tallguy88 We shall see the King when he comes! Supporter

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    Divorce is allowed, but remarriage is not allowed without an annulment unless the other spouse dies.
     
  6. SaNcTaMaRiA

    SaNcTaMaRiA I am a man...who loves our Lady! Supporter

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    This is correct. However we do not encourage divorce. One can separate from a spouse without remarrying. Or they can try for annulment. Divorce however is not condoned.
     
  7. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If one of the spouses dies, of course the surviving spouse can remarry. Or remain single.
     
  8. Fenwick

    Fenwick DEUS VULT

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    Yes, they can remarry if the spouse is deceased.

    The Church doesn't acknowledge divorce. So either the couple's marriage ends because one/both of the spouses passed away, or the marriage was never valid in the first place based on an investigation and determination by a tribunal of canon lawyers.

    A person can be divorced and still partake in the Sacraments so long as they remain unmarried and otherwise in good standing with the Church. If the Church determines their marriage was invalid and issues a declaration of nullity, then they are free to marry in the Church once again.
     
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  9. SaNcTaMaRiA

    SaNcTaMaRiA I am a man...who loves our Lady! Supporter

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    The Church takes the sacrament of marriage so seriously that we have a tribunal of canon lawyers dedicated to discerning the canon law and the validity of a marriage. I love that.
     
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  10. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just a friendly reminder. A 'cannon' is something that shoots a projectile. A 'canon' is a measuring stick. The latter is what we use for 'canon law'. It's a very small thing. No worries. Now you know.
     
  11. SaNcTaMaRiA

    SaNcTaMaRiA I am a man...who loves our Lady! Supporter

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    I apologize. At work so sometimes I don't proof read ;).
     
  12. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not a problem.
     
  13. Rhamiel

    Rhamiel Member of the Round Table

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    these verses will help you not only understand the Catholic view on marriage but also the Catholic view of celibacy
    Matthew 19:3-12
    3 And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

    4 Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said:

    5 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.

    6 Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

    7 They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?

    8 He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

    9 And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.

    10 His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry.

    11 Who said to them: All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given.

    12 For there are eunuchs, who were born so from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He that can take, let him take it.
     
  14. LivingWordUnity

    LivingWordUnity Unchanging Deposit of Faith, Traditional Catholic

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    That's true.

    “And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?’ He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one”? So they are no longer two but one. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.’ They said to him, ‘Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?’ He said to them, ‘For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman, commits adultery.’” - Mt 19:3-9

    “For I hate divorce, says the Lord the God of Israel, and covering one’s garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So take heed to yourselves and do not be faithless.” - Mal 2:16
     
  15. PanDeVida

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    Yes! But why would you? It would be better to devote your life to God, let Him be the Man you marry. But for the sake of not falling into sin, only then one should marry.
     
  16. Tallguy88

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    Why would she? Because marriage is a vocation that God calls people to. If he called her once and then she was widowed, then it is not unlikely that he would call her again.
     
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