|The Three Hero Bishops of Kazakhstan|
"The mentioned pastoral norms are revealed in practice and in time as a means of spreading the 'plague of divorce' (an expression used by the Second Vatican Council, see Gaudium et spes, 47). It is a matter of spreading the 'plague of divorce' even in the life of the Church, when the Church, instead, because of her unconditional fidelity to the doctrine of Christ, should be a bulwark and an unmistakable sign of contradiction against the plague of divorce which is every day more rampant in civil society."
"Unequivocally and without admitting any exception Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ solemnly reaffirmed God’s will regarding the absolute prohibition of divorce. An approval or legitimation of the violation of the sacredness of the marriage bond, even indirectly through the mentioned new sacramental discipline, seriously contradicts God’s express will and His commandment. This practice therefore represents a substantial alteration of the two thousand-year-old sacramental discipline of the Church. Furthermore, a substantially altered discipline will eventually lead to an alteration in the corresponding doctrine." Read the full document here.
Wow! Thanks to these bishops for their clear explication of truth on marriage and family. Would't it be refreshing if the bishops of our own country would do the same? But we are more likely to get things like You Might Be a Racist If... examination of conscience authored by the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.