My parents were divorced twice during my youth. I fear that the current controversy almost ignores the effects upon children when the home is broken and children must choose between parents or who knows whom!
Perhaps Amoris Laetitia is “helpful” to some couples but I fear that hierarchy members can be awfully isolated from the media power set upon the destruction of marriage and family – the media are clearly agents of satan in most moral situations.
Yet in Rome they seem to lack understanding of the miniscule influence of church teaching upon those couples in trouble and the overwhelming power of the media and its’ “experts” upon those same couples – an influence which readily translates this letter from the Pope into an easy way out of marriage for anyone who sees it as “permission” to divorce.
I fear the apparent situation is one in which the Vatican does not want to be bothered and feels it will “go away” in time. The valid statistics prove them terribly wrong in the unbelievable numbers of Catholics who are turning away from Catholic teaching and tradition in droves. Catholic Marriages hold up no better than any other. Something is terribly wrong in our church and the average Catholic is exposed to very little of it.