Tom Piatak explains why Cardinal Kasper's divorce proposal is anything but serene and prayerful theology:
Cardinal Kasper’s proposal does more than denigrate the sacrifices of those
who have struggled to remain faithful to Christ’s teaching on the
indissolubility of marriage and the impossibility of remarriage after divorce.
By signaling the Church’s acceptance of divorce, Kasper’s proposal would create
more divorces, just as liberal “reforms” of civil divorce laws created more
divorces. We now know how damaging divorce is for children, even adult
children. We also know that changing Church practice would increase divorce
because, as the invaluable 1964 blog affiliated with the Center for Advanced
Research in the Apostolate noted in September 2013, American Catholics still
have a lower divorce rate than other groups. Belonging to the only Church that
does not allow divorce still discourages divorce, despite the paucity of sermons
on the indissolubility of marriage in recent decades. If Church teaching in
this area were watered down, we could certainly expect the Catholic divorce rate
to catch up to the general divorce rate, and then remain at that same high rate
for the foreseeable future, with all the disastrous consequences this implies
for the children whose parents divorce and for society as a whole.
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