He should have been paid to write this

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A few days ago, I posted a link to an article about divorce among Catholics. In The Pursuit of Happiness, our own Mr. Luse says a mouthful or two.
Go read it. I had a lot I wanted to say, but didn't get around to it.
I admit to being a bit of a slug right now. I am still on vacation for a few more days (albeit at home) and I have been doing only what I must or what I desire. In other words, necessary housework and cooking gets done, likewise recreational reading and games. Other stuff is as I please or don't.

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There is a discussion of "When Faithful Catholics Divorce" going on at fructus ventris and apologia. The article is thought provoking reading. The commentary is even more so. I know how difficult it is to hold to the covenant commitment... Read More


William Luse should be paid to write, period! Where is the justice?

Also, your link to "Confrontation at the Counter" is duly noted. LeXuan has requested and received permission not to fill such prescriptions. (They are filled by another pharmacist at the store.) Somehow I doubt her employer would permit handing out a pamphlet that tells the truth about the drugs they are dispensing.

Yes, it is sad that even faithful Catholics are getting divorced. It makes a mockery of that which they profess to believe. If our faith is true, then the happiness it promises is also real. This makes me think that the reason why these divorces are happening is that these couples, in all their vigor and commitment, are still missing something.

What is the difference between marriages today and those of a century ago, which almost never broke up? One thing for certain is the recognition of the husband as authority in the family. The modern Church, while not denying this traditional teaching, has certainly attenuated it considerably in recent decades. I am not advocating authority at all costs, but a right understanding of the proper roles of husbands and wives, as outlined by St. Paul in Ephesians 5.

For those rare marriages that have no show-stopping conflict, this understanding may not be absolutely necessary. But for the rest of us mortals, what St. Paul gives is practical advice on the right ordering of the family.

If you are interested, you can find the two posts I have made on this topic here and here.

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