Pope Francis has written a private message approving the Buenos Aires bishops’ response to the divorced-and-remarried inspired by his apostolic exhortation on the family. The pastoral response said ministry to the divorced-and-remarried must never create confusion about Church teaching and the indissolubility of marriage, but may also allow access to the sacraments under specific limits.… Continue reading What did Pope Francis REALLY mean when he spoke of divorced and remarried couples taking Communion?
It’s no secret that marriage is in crisis. The problems are widespread, and they include things like: Divorce Spousal abandonment Trial marriages Living together outside of marriage Contraception Abortion Unwed motherhood Civil unions Homosexual “marriage” The Church is concerned about all these threats to marriage, and to help deal with them, Pope Francis called for… Continue reading Divorce, Remarriage, Communion: A Guide to What Is Happening and How You Can Help
Cardinal André Vingt-Trois says observers expecting shift in Church teaching ‘are going to be disappointed’ Observers expecting the family synod to result in a “spectacular change” of Church doctrine will be disappointed, a senior cardinal has said. Speaking at a Vatican press conference on Monday, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois said: “If you have come to Rome… Continue reading Synod will not result in ‘spectacular change’ in doctrine, says cardinal
The Archbishop of Westminster will attend October’s synod with Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton Cardinal Vincent Nichols has indicated that he expects the Synod on the Family to consider changes in the Church’s pastoral approach towards Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried. The Archbishop of Westminster said one of the major challenges facing the… Continue reading Cardinal Nichols expects synod to consider change in approach to divorced and remarried Catholics