A Compassionate Approach to Divorce and Remarriage

The CCIA position statement on Divorce and Remarriage

++ Michael Callahan

Presiding Archbishop, The Catholic Church in America


Greetings and prayers in Christ's Holy name;

Considering all the confusion being proffered in Catholic Circles regarding the subject of Divorce and Remarriage, especially in light of Pope Francis' apostolic letter "Amoris Laetitia,” I've had it on my heart to clarify this subject from the perspective of the Catholic Church in America. However, this is not a local, American issue, Catholic jurisdictions and dioceses around the world are struggling to do the right thing. It is my prayer that this letter will be utilized as a basic guideline to reconcile many with God, Word, and Sacrament within the CCIA.