“Divorces across Mexico are sharply on the rise. To avoid the courts from getting inundated with divorce requests, officials at Mexico’s largest and busiest city are toying with the idea of granting ‘trial wedding licenses’.
The concept of such license is simple: Allow couples an initial wedding period of two years. At the end of the two year term, the couple can extend their wedding indefinitely or they can simply part ways without all the legal hassle.”
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So, how does one even begin to respond to this? I considered a number of approaches and then decided that it was probably best to just let the Church speak:
“"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament."”
“"The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws.... God himself is the author of marriage." The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. "The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life."”
What else can I say?