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This answer takes a different approach. That God cannot contradict himself, that there is scriptural coherency regarding the indissolubility of marriage, and from Church Teaching, the teaching on the indissolubility of marriage comes through Scripture and Tradition. There is an actual example right there in the Gospel cf. Mk 6:18 (RSVCE): “It is ...


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Good question! In the New American Bible (Revised Edition), which is the translation authorized by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops for use in the United States, Matt. 19:9 reads: I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery. (Note: you don't specify which translation you're using; ...


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A catholic within the parameters set by the Magestarium can interpret this verse in the following ways: Sexual immorality can be a valid reason for civil divorce. But such divorced couples cannot remarry. The word used in Matthew 19:9 for sexual immorality is: porneia. This word can also mean marriage with close relatives. (Ordinary Greek word for adultery ...



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