First, the man, as reported on the KOAT site (Albuquerque, N.M.):
A Belen man said he’s being forced to leave the Catholic Church and is fuming over a letter recently read in his parish.
Pasqual Armijo has been a Catholic his entire life.“I love the Catholic Church. I don’t want to leave it, but I don’t have a choice,” Armijo said.
Armijo was married in the church and he and his wife had children, but later divorced. He has remarried, but said he isn’t living a lifestyle acceptable to Jesus Christ, according to the Catholic Church.
Armijo said he could get his first marriage annulled and his second blessed by the church, but is worried that an annulment will negatively affect his children.
“My kids were born legally. Me and my wife were married in the church, and now they want me to make them something else? No, I’m not going to say the word, but I think everybody knows what I’m saying,” Armijo said.
Read Peters' entire response on the "In the Light of the Law" blog.