it can be assumed that BOTH 'ekonomia' and 'internal forum solution' are being discussed as one and the same in this discussion?
They are NOT one and the same!
Read very carefully.
The question is on economia, with which I do not agree at all. Economia is not something that was taught in marriage law.
Internal forum, on the other hand, was taught in marriage law. Since it was taught in marriage law by the man who is second in authority in the diocese, in a seminary where I spent 10 years listening intently for teachings that would contradict what I already knew of the faith, where all instructors were required to sign the declaration of fidelity, and since it is widely taught by other dioceses I consider to have orthodox bishops (such as Denver) it is a concept I accept in principle, as long as the requirements are clearly spelled out: no
scandal, perfect continence
, staying together for the good of the children. It is a reasonable concept. Allow a man and woman to continue living together as brother and sister
for the greater good of their children.
I do not accept how internal forum may be implemented among the clergy who already are not faithful to many of the Church's moral teachings. Whether they willfully bend the rules to suit their notions of marriage or they are not intelligent enough to understand the requirements, I don't know. But their infidelity and/or the infidelity of the couple to the requirements is not the fault of internal forum, just as Catholics who present themselves for Holy Communion when they are conscious of being in grave sin is not the fault of the Canon that says they may not present themselves.
I do not have a cite in Canon Law, nor do I have time to research the Internal Forum solution and its origins. The fact that it is published widely across dioceses, even if we don't know how often it is used, is enough for me to accept. And Canon Law is not all-inclusive.