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Explaining Catholic teaching on marriage, separation and divorce

By: Deegan, Jane

Format: A6 Booklet

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860828065

Number of Pages: 72

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Publication Date: 01 Sep 2012

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Product Code: EX44


This booklet explains the Catholic understanding of marriage and why the Catholic Church teaches that divorce and re-marriage in the Church are not permissible. Compassionately written, it places the discussion in the words of Christ, of Scripture and in the Church’s rich tradition concerning the sacrament of marriage, relations between spouses and in particular the revolutionary ‘theology of the body’ of Pope John Paul II.
It examines the many and varied influences and pressures placed upon marriage and married couples today. It also explains Church teaching on separation and remarriage and the pastoral care available.
Jane Deegan is a married mother of three, has practised as a solicitor, and studied at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham.

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One of the subjects that fascinates me the most is the Catholic Church's teaching on marriage. I picked up this book for that, as well as personal reasons, and it laid out the struggle of civil divorce with the sacrament in an informative and sensitive way. This is not just for those who have been through divorce, but also for anyone who might be affected by it or encounter it, such as children, families, priest, and other catechist. As most of us know someone affected by past divorces or those who might be going through the process, it is a real eye opener to the pain and helps to explain the complicated issue in an empathetic way.