I knew Tom very well when we were boys but I had not met him for some time until recently. Under the misapprehension that I was an expert on moral advice, he sought my opinion. He is a scrupulous man and the issue was clearly one of importance to him.
He had been divorced several years ago, and he had remarried. Children by both marriages. I don’t know the reason for his divorce. Having returned to Catholicism he wanted to know the best way to rectify matters. He told me that his first wife would not have him back (she herself is remarried) and his second wife was not prepared to live as “brother and sister”. Their children are young.
Yes, I did respond to his question but I shan’t, for the moment at least, tell you what I said. But I would be very interested know what you think I should have said