So sayeth the Pope.
I actually buy this to a point. I assume that 'sacramental marriage' just means 'a priest did it' and yeah, people - even Catholics - don't exactly take that seriously in the main. Show me the man or woman who says that divorce is not an option if things go south. And without that understanding and commitment, is it valid after all?
Of course, the clergy's part to blame for that, as I suspect an awful lot hedge on that talk - much less the requirement - lest the party find another place to have their expensive wedding. It's a bit like the priest shortage. People bitch, but there's no lack of people - even Catholics - who cringe at the thought of a child, especially an only child, joining the clergy.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't cry foul on the Pope here.