Second marriages, trial marriages, same sex marriages, divorce, annulment, and receiving Holy Communion. You name it. It’s all here, and on the agenda for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family this October.
If common sense should ever drive a debate, this must be it. The truth of our identity and internal drivers is not of itself unduly complicated. We can certainly make it so. Viewed through the lens of what is naturally in the best interest of others, Christian anthropology and experience certainly make a whole lot of common sense. What set of human arrangements most supports the common good? Christian marriage and the Christian family rank very high indeed – as merciful, generous, fruitful and constructive.
In which case, you really should spend 45 minutes of your time viewing this excellent and concise common sense presentation of what Catholics believe and how they live: Marriage – God’s design for life and love (2015), available here.
You can watch the trailer below: