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Thanks for your input Deeown. I am Catholic and am currently grappling with this issue.

In the article that I am referring to, Jon addresses the question ‘What about if one spouse is abusive or unfaithful?’. His response is that ‘The Church permits a physical separation of the spouses and living apart, but the two still remain married’.
This is why I am interested to know what the Catholic interpretation of Mathew 19:9 is ” I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity (some bibles use the words unfaithfulness or fornication) and marries another commits adultery.”