American Kabuki preface:
There is more going on here than this author is aware of. I dislike the word "disclosure" as it means "no closure" but perhaps we can call it "a confession" of what is indeed true! All marriage contracts are null and unenforceable. Jeez... guess means people will have to be with people they love, rather than in chains to someone that drives them up the wall?
All contracts with undisclosed terms and parties and hidden implied consent are null and void and have been since December 2012. And that includes so called pre-birth "soul contracts" and "karmic contracts" which were based on a fraud that all inbodyments are not Source.
A Marriage License is a three party contract with the state, but they seldom tell you they are the third party. Its this three party arrangement that gives the state a say in your children, take them away, or draft them to war, and tell you what to do with your assets upon divorce. When a divorce occurs in the divorce court it does not cancel the contract, it simply amends the Marriage License. A license is defined in law as "A right given by a competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal. "
The church turned over marriage licenses to the State during the middle ages. Although for centuries the excuse for continuing them was "moral law" which of course was defined by the Church. Are celebrate priests who tolerated child sex crimes within their ranks even "competent authorities" to decide what is moral law? Especially whether a man and a woman who are naturally attracted to each other by biological nature to form a love union, is illegal (unlawful) and in need of licensing? And perhaps the same could be said of gay relationships.
What has been a pleasant surprise to me is how much the Republic of Italy, and the Vatican are aware of this change in law, but they kind of skirt the issue of why those changes happened. ;) The Italians, at least when it comes to law, seem to be more literate than their counterparts elsewhere.
The rub in all this is of course in the word "sacrament" which tends to have the authority of GOD in people's minds... a contract (and a vow is a contract) without all the facts is fraud and not enforceable. When you think about it there's lots of crazy sacraments in the world of religion, do you really think God intended genital mutilation of boys and girls? There's religions that do one or both too. And the believers do it solely because they were told "God expects it!"
Interesting the Pope uses the term "NULL" when he refers to sacramental marraiges.... -AK
Pope Francis says most marriages today are ‘invalid’. This is a disaster for the Catholic Church
17 June 2016
Pope Francis, spiritual leader of a billion people, has just informed them that ‘the great majority’ of sacramental marriages are invalid because couples don’t go into them with the right intentions. He was speaking at a press conference in Rome. Here’s the context, from the Catholic News Agency (my emphases):
‘I heard a bishop say some months ago that he met a boy that had finished his university studies, and said “I want to become a priest, but only for 10 years”. It’s the culture of the provisional. And this happens everywhere, also in priestly life, in religious life,’ he said.
‘It’s provisional, and because of this the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null. Because they say “yes, for the rest of my life!” but they don’t know what they are saying. Because they have a different culture. They say it, they have good will, but they don’t know.’
Uh? You can read the full report here but you won’t be much the wiser. The Pope, thinking aloud in the manner of some maverick parish priest after a couple of glasses of wine at dinner, has just told millions of his flock that they are not really married.
Did he mean to say that? What does he really think? What authority do his words carry?
And why should Catholics even have to ask these questions? Francis’s off-the-cuff ramblings on matters of extreme pastoral sensitivity are wreaking havoc in the Catholic Church, as I’ve written here.
Ross Douthat of the New York Times has just tweeted this response:
I suspect that even the Pope’s most liberal admirers will have difficulty extricating him from this mess.