Wow, I had no idea an annulment was such a pain.
[quote:z6l1y1k5]I have had several priests privately tell me that they would not deny me Communion or Confession[/quote:z6l1y1k5]
no priest can deny you a confession ” title=”Wink” />
Was your husband’s previous marriage a Catholic one?
[quote:z6l1y1k5]He sees the Church as a hierarchy which has abused lots of people through the centuries, and I’m just their latest victim. He also feels that the Church is run by bitter old men who have NO clue how it is to live in the real world. [/quote:z6l1y1k5]
Well, to say the least, [b:z6l1y1k5]individuals[/b:z6l1y1k5] within the Church have abused people through the centuries, but that doesn’t mean the Church as a whole is like that or even promotes that. The flip side is to look at all the good the Church has done.
Also, it may be true that the Church is run by bitter old men who have no clue how to live in the real world, but then again the clergy is here to help us live up to an ideal – an ideal that helps us be more like Christ.
Priests have their problems just as all other people have their problems too, but perhaps some of them just don’t know how to get help for them. I don’t think priests are “bred” to be a particular way and it’s certainly not an institutional policy.
Anyway, enough about that. ” title=”Smile” />
What does the Welcome Home program consist of?