Thursday, September 26, 2002

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says...

2384 Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law. It claims to break the contract, to which the spouses freely consented, to live with each other till death. Divorce does injury to the covenant of salvation, of which sacramental marriage is the sign.

Yet, here I find myself, a supposed staunch defender of Catholic teaching obtaining a divorce. Yes folks, I am in the process of being divorced. It's not something I am proud of, but it has been an issue that I've been struggling with a lot as of late. I believe the neglect that this blog (and my website) have endured recently are a testament to the fact that my time has been somewhat pre-occupied with other matters.

So why do I blog about this? I imagine that selfishness is one of the reasons, as writing out my feelings over this issue may prove to be somewhat cathartic. However, on the other hand, I now know what it is like to be a "statistic" and I have already felt the repercussions of what a divorce can do to someone who is an active member of the Catholic Church. These things I'll go over as future time permits.

I'd hate to turn my blog into one long, on-going discussion about divorce as I'd much rather focus on a myriad of issues, especially issues that impact the Culture of Life which is constantly under attack, but then again perhaps I'm destined to spend a portion of my time discussing this for reasons that I may never fully realize.

If my revealing these facts disappoints some of you, I apologize. If you decide never to read my blog again (for the 15 or so a day that continue to read it, down from the 50 or so that read it daily when I kept a daily routine of posting to this blog) I bid you adieu and I thank you for your patronage. If you decide to stay, I hope that the things I say in the future may prove beneficial.

Deo iuvante,
Thomas Joseph

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