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You have applied a meaning to a Scripture which does not appear to be the only explanation to being able to divorce. Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. If we were to take this ...
Regarding that part of your question about unbinding a marriage in heaven, unless you are asking about some Mormon point of view, extrapolating from Our Lord's teaching that there are no marriages in heaven (cf. Matthew 22:30), there are no marriages to unbind.
Its also something that shouldn't be done, something that causes a believer to run from God. I believe that a Church should be rebuked if a Church doesn't rebuke that abusive husband/wife but after that Christian TRULY repents it wouldn't hurt to forgive if he TRULY doesn't want to do it again
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 ...
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; ...
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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