Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jon and 8 minus Kate

If one can believe, Jon Gosselin was raised Catholic. Jon married Kate on June 12, 1999 in a friend's back yard.

I am really saddened by this train-wreck-of-a-marriage. Many people are looking at the failed marriage and blaming it on reality television and the media attention. Some are saying it's Kate's fault because she has a less-than-pleasant attitude most of the time.

I have to wonder if the problems go back even further than that. Even before infertility treatments and multiple births.

Jon was raised Catholic. If we are to believe, he did not marry sacramentally. Rather, he married in a friend's back yard.

You have to wonder what might have happened if they had set the marriage on the solid rock of the Church.

You have to wonder what might happen if they both ate humble pie and went to the Church even now, to set things in order, sacramentally.

I do not say any of this as one who is spiritually superior. I say it as one who has been there. And I honestly don't know how any marriage makes it without the grace of the sacraments.

Our prayers are with Jon. May he reclaim his Catholic faith. And raise those babies in the Church of his childhood.


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