CBCK News

 CBCK News

 

A Seminar on “the Pastoral Care for the Sacramental Life of the Divorced and Remarried” was held by the CBCK Committee for Family Pastoral Ministry and the Committee on Canonical Affairs

 

The CBCK Committee for Family Pastoral Ministry (President: Most Rev. Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil) and the Committee on Canonical Affairs (President: Most Rev. Paul Hwang Chul-soo) conducted a seminar on “The Pastoral Care for the Sacramental Life of the Divorced and Remarried” on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea. The participants noted that it was a big problem that the Church had not averted to the number of divorced and remarried persons.

 

In the seminar, Sr. Sin Jeong-suk of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters of Charity, one of the speakers, said that there were no official statistics for the number of the divorced and remarried persons among Catholics. The Church calculates the number from the statistics on marriage and the divorced released by Statistics Korea. People suppose that the life of non-Catholics and Catholics cannot be much different. Statistics Korea announced that remarried males amount to 15.2 percent and remarried women amount to 16.8 percent of all marriages in 2013.

 

Prof. Kim Soon Mi, one of the official commentators, expressed her regret that the Church in Korea does not have her own statistics. The statistics are very useful to analyze the reality and to project for the future. She urged the Catholic Church in Korea to prepare the statistics in order to undertake proper family pastoral care.

 

Sr. Sin pointed out that even though the divorced and remarried are in a breach of the Catholic teaching, we should not forget the mercy of God. We should invite them to the Church to hear the Word of God and to participate in communion, despite the limits of their activities in Sacramental and Church life.

 

Fr. Kim Kil-Min of the Diocese of Suwon, another speaker, said, “In reality, there is only one legal way to help the divorced and remarried and that is a declaration of nullity.” He suggested that the Church should make its process simpler out of concern for pastoral care. Fr. Kim also emphasized the need for more educated experts in Canon laws.

 

No. Subject Date Views
751 Regarding Success of the Summit between North Korea and the United States 2018.06.14 712
750 Regarding the Joint Panmunjeom Declaration by the Leaders of South and North Korea 2018.05.02 1138
749 Statistics of the Catholic Church in Korea 2017 2018.04.25 1057
748 Results of the 2018 Spring General Assembly of the CBCK 2018.04.25 930
747 Message of the President of the CBCK Committee for the Reconciliation of the Korean People: Praying for the Success of the Inter-Korean Summit 2018.04.25 1079
746 Message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2018.04.25 927
745 Message for the Month of Mission 2017 2017.10.01 2482
744 Appeal of the Catholic Church in Korea for Peace on the Korean Peninsula 2017.08.22 2627
743 Message to the 19th President of Korea 2017.05.10 2536
742 The 25th Catholic Mass Communications Awards Ceremony 2016.01.29 6755
741 The 21th Korean-Japanese Bishops’ Exchange Meeting 2016.01.29 6128
740 The Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, Holding a Seminar of ‘Jubilee of Mercy’ 2015.12.01 5922
739 On-Sight Exposure for Bishops in 2015 2015.11.16 6003
738 National Common Educational Materials for Marriage Preparation 2015.11.16 5864
737 A Special Seminar on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy 2015.11.16 6046
736 A Joint Statement on the Construction Plan of Gondola Lifts in National Parks 2015.11.16 5235
735 Academic Seminar on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Evangelium Vitae 2015.08.07 3248
734 The CBCK Committee for Social Communications, a Seminar on “Family and Media.” 2015.08.07 3585
» A Seminar on “the Pastoral Care for the Sacramental Life of the Divorced and Remarried” 2015.08.07 3400
732 The Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea published Life and the Family 2015.08.07 3481

CBCK News



XE Login