I saw the headlines and went ballistic.
“Pope Francis Seeks Easier Way for Catholics to End Marriages”
“Pope Francis Simplifies Marriage Annulments with New Fast-track Process”
There were others as bad and these. They are all grossly misleading.
There is nothing easy about ending a marriage and there is no fast-track to annulment. Not even with the Apostolic Letters motu proprio, or “on his own impulse” just issued by Pope Francis.
One of the letters, Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, “The Lord Jesus, Clement Judge,” reforms the Code of Canon Law governing the Latin Church, while the other, Mitis et misericors Iesus or “Clement and merciful Jesus,” reforms the Code of Canon Law for Oriental...READ MORE