Related to this recent post on marriage, it appears Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years will be getting divorced soon. I suggest praying for them both, that the one(s) seeking divorce will have a change of heart and repent of their decision, and that their marriage may be healed.
28 years. Seven children. What are the odds that a marriage tribunal will grant them an annulment? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?... And if they can have their marriage declared null - invalid - what in the world does a valid marriage look like?
If such a marriage is not valid and binding on husband and wife... from what moral position does the Church hope to condemn shacking up? No-fault divorce? Gay "marriage"?
Mr. Gibson and his wife, if they divorce, should be prepared to live chaste, single lives or (should either re-marry) to at least refrain from receiving the Blessed Sacrament, and their pastors should not be afraid to make this clear to them... publicly.
A high profile case such as this will either become a great teaching opportunity or a great cause of scandal. There is no middle way that I can see.