Can the marriage bond
be dissolved by reason of heresy, domestic incompatibility, or desertion?
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No. As Christ
instructed, the bond of lawful marriage is perpetual (until death). The Council
of Trent states...
states that the marriage bond can be dissolved by reason of heresy, domestic
incompatibility, or willful desertion by one of the parties: let him be
The bond of a lawful,
consecrated marriage remains until death of one of the spouses and cannot be
dissolved by any power whatsoever on earth (regardless of any civil 'divorce').
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