Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Divorced Catholics Must be Welcomed in Parishes, Pope tells Priests

CNS STORY: Divorced Catholics must be welcomed in parishes, pope tells priests

The crux of the problem, beautifully enunciated:

"I would say that a particularly painful situation is that of those who were married in the church, but were not really believers and did so just for tradition, and then finding themselves in a new, nonvalid marriage, convert, find the faith and feel excluded from the sacrament," he said.