DIVORCE is as much a sad reality among Catholics as among other members of Western society.
And yet it seems that little is said about it from the pulpit these days. There is almost a fear factor about mentioning the D word.
Not surprisingly, many divorced Catholics no longer attend church regularly, believing that they are ostracised.
Usually it’s a case of these people not properly understanding the Church’s teachings on marriage and divorce.
Parishes need to be actively welcoming those who may have lost their way through a marriage breakdown, comforting them in their time of difficulty and letting them know they are still a part of the Church.
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