law and repentance
Bravo Father Gregory! Yes, the Good News is that Christ saves us through His grace and love without any legalistic requirements. Mankind invents rules and becomes entangled in them, losing sight of God's overwhelming love for us. Our Lord's beloved disciple, St John, repeatedly exhorted us to "love one another, love one another", which is another way of saying "love thy neighbour as thyself", one of the two supreme Commandments of God. The Church is the Body of the living Christ, we are members of that Body, a Eucharistic community bound together by the partaking of our Lord's Holy and Life-giving flesh and blood, striving, with His indispensible aid, to live a life of selfless love, obeying the Commandments to love God with everything we have, and to love every human being as we would love ourselves. This is the bedrock for Canon Law. If Canon Law helps us to live a better life within Christ, then it is good, if Canon Law tangles us up in legalistic squabbles,then it's of no use whatsoever.
Christ had a few hard sayings regarding marriage, and quite rightly the Church needs to understand and propogate what He says in order to help us so that we do not sin, but His love and mercy overrides everything. A sin confessed and repented is a sin forgiven. We will not be condemned, we will be able to go and sin no more. I hope and pray that those clergy who are involved in dealing with the faithful in regarding matters such as marriage do so in the Holy Spirit of Christ's forgiving love for us.