Thanks Rob.<quoted text>
You are confused. When seeking justice, one must be prudent and temperate.
By your logic. Everyone involved in a religion must pay for the crimes of a few. In a sense this is true. But then also, because there are crimes in the U.S., we must all be imprisoned and pay fines for every criminal. And the U.S. government must be responsible for its citizens, therefore the U.S. government must be dismantled.
What I am saying is that your justice is not prudent and temperate. It is driven by rage.
In the nature of government, it is rather inherent for its existence to protect the people it governs. The same is true for religion. Within each system, both are to work within moral laws for justice,and do so with prudence and temperance with courage.
I know what the Church says. Many church websites make it very clear.
I know it pains you how matter-of-fact it has become. I believe most Priests feel the same way.
Is it a money-maker? On the surface, it seems easy and cheap. So certainly not.
In my experience, I had two friends go through the process and both needed to appeal. Both were ultimately granted, but at a cost far higher than "cheap." In fact, many thousands.
But is that really the point?
Whether it's for money or another reason, like bolstering RCC membership -- the rhetorical question is -- are 60,000 annulments/year in the USA "perfect teachings on morals?"