A brief biblical primer on divorce and remarriage

It’s no secret that an immense number of people today have been divorced and remarried. Given that many of them are at best only vaguely familiar (if at all) with Scripture’s teaching on this issue, it’s important for us to remind ourselves and those we know and care about of what the biblical foundation is for the Catholic Church’s teaching  on divorce and remarriage.

Here’s a little primer I wrote that highlights the major biblical passages and pertinent paragraphs from the Catechism that pertain to this subject. [N.B., It does not address the question of those Catholics who, after a divorce, have petitioned for and received a declaration of nullity (i.e., an “annulment”), but rather, focuses on those who, simply divorce their husbands and wives and attempt to remarry or who “live in sin” with another man or woman.] I hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to share it with others.


  1. Deo volente

    I really enjoy your blog, Patrick, and I’ve included it in the “Must Reads”. I’m a fan from way back and I find it has great posts and the humor is fantastic. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! ;-o)


  2. Brenda

    I hope the parents take advantage of the legal counsel available.

  3. Victoria

    Dr fitzgibbons is THE Catholic psychologist on divorce. He was on women of grace for a week discussing divorce and I have NOT forgotten his words. I often think of my friends that have divorced only to hear Dr Fitzgibbons in my mind everytime I hear of a catholic divorce.

    82% of divorce is lack of communication. Isn’t that the truth.

    The devil wins by divorce. God hates divorce. Unless absolute necessary.

    YouTube Dr Fitzgibbons- he’s a solid guy.

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