Catholic dating divorced people
For one thing, just finding out he was divorced had sent me into hysterics.
I didn't need a boyfriend, I needed a prescription.
Meanwhile (C) hope springs eternal and (D) I honestly believe our two generations are the most immature in the history of the world and the very fact that our youthful marriages break down so quickly (when they do) could be evidence that they are not valid through reasons of immaturity. Update: Lest I become a Divorced Catholic poster girl, I want to stress that making a bad marriage was the very worst thing that ever happened to me, and I would not wish it on anyone.
Getting divorced does not make everything all okay.
This is simply THE most difficult Single topic I can think of. I hate having to think about it, but my conscience says that I must think about it. It would be easy to write off the divorced as complete untouchables.
And life would be easier for Single Catholic women if, upon hearing that a man we've met is divorced, we would smile sweetly and have absolutely nothing to do with him ever again.
If she was a Roman Catholic who married outside the Church to marry your non-Catholic Christian admirer and never had the marriage ratified, the Church doesn't recognize it. I do not care how old you are, or how plain-Jane, or how much you want children. A.'s case he was relieved to discover that I wasn't an airhead.
I'm a married woman who has a number of male friends and goes to dances and classes without my husband, so I know perfectly well what is okay and what is not and when in doubt I hide behind a potted plant. And for sake of women's dignity semper et ubique, don't call, text or email him.
As I waited for my annulment, I dated up a storm, which was stupid, not only because I was counting my annulment chickens before they were hatched, but because recently divorced people are crazy and in serious danger of going out with the wrong kind of people.
I don't mean wicked, necessarily, I just mean wrong.
And without the annulment papers, you can bet that European Catholic media would have had absolutely nothing to do with me and my thoughts on women and the Single Life.
Although I find having to repeat again and again that I did have an annulment and I did write Seraphic Singles long after I got that annulment, I understand the fierceness of the European Catholic media on this point.