Discourse on divorce in Ecorse, of course

I went to do an annulment talk last night at a parish in a little town downriver called Ecorse. Unfortunately, no one showed up. I waited for 15-20 minutes, until the pastor came in, apologized – they had promoted the talk
in the bulletin and from the pulpit, but there just weren’t any takers.

But, during my time there, I had a chance to pick up pen and paper and come up with:

I spoke of divorce in Ecorse, perforce
there is no recourse to divorce, of course;
that is, of course,
unless the source
is the Church’s visible head.

A Privilege isn’t divorce, of course,
though similar in its effects and force:
one may, of course,
without remorse
jump into another bed.

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About Tim Ferguson

A canonist and judge on a marriage tribunal, student of Latin, history and theology with a particular interest in liturgy, the Middle Ages, penguins and the Green Bay Packers
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2 Responses to Discourse on divorce in Ecorse, of course

  1. dad29 says:

    …credit, of course, to the songwriter for “Mr. Ed”!

  2. Tim Ferguson says:

    most certainly. All the best canonists steal other people’s ideas :)