Well, when you put it like that…
I’m a great fan of the Jesus marriage equation:
divorce + remarriage = adultery
Take a statement about remarriage, do a search/replace swapping “remarried” with “adulterous”, and–Boom!–moral clarity.
The dogma of the absolute indissolubility of marriage is not only Catholicism’s most distinctive doctrine; it is also one of the most beautiful teachings of any religion, and even man’s natural reason can see how it can bring a sense of definitive meaning to the lives of men and women
If the Roman Church did not have the glory of alone maintaining this teaching, it would be very hard to tell which of the ancient churches is the true one. One can very easily argue oneself to different conclusions on the filioque, papal authority, the validity of this or that council, and the like. But to allow remarriage or contraception is step from one world into another.
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