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Friday, 16 May 2014

America Magazine interview with Cardinal Kasper

Fr. Matt Malone S.J., in an interview with Walter Cardinal Kasper, has reduced the doctrine of refusing Holy Communion to the divorced and "remarried" as a "discipline". 


Contrast this to Pope John Paul II's Familiaris consortio: 

However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church's teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.

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