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60. Uxoricide as Impediment

1. Uxoricide is wife-murder. This most horrible crimenever has justification, even if a husband discovers his wife inthe very act of committing adultery.

2. A man who kills his wife with the moral or physicalconcurrence of another woman whom he intends to marry, incurs adiriment impediment (of crime) which makes the proposedmarriage impossible. The same is true of a wife who plots and actswith an unlawful lover to cause her husband's death.

"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."
St Philip Neri

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