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Let us stop the religious hypocrisy being spread by the "Couples for Christ" that because of human weakness the Philippines must not enact a divorce law but instead mend broken marriages.

It is precisely because of human frailties like marital abuse, infidelity, and abandonment, among other mortal weaknesses, that marriages are totally destroyed beyond repair.

In considering giving the Sacrament of Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics, the exact words of Pope Francis in his footnote 351 in Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) are relevant: “the Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.”

Verily, absolute divorce rescues spouses who are embattled because of their human weaknesses and their suffering children from a house on fire.

Divorce affords offended spouses, mostly the battered and tormented wives, to regain their freedom, self-esteem, agency, and happiness even as there is a judicial decree on the care, custody, and support of the children.

The sanctity of marriage does not institute an iron-clad union which fetters and imperils the humanity of spouses.