“I am the light of the world. He that followeth me, walketh not in darkness” (Jn.VIII, 12)
Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict
Friday, 10 October 2014
Canadian Archbishop, Lombardi and Rosica try to push Holy Communion for?? ..... all very vague..... perhaps adultery?
This is now being promoted by the Holy See Press Office; at odds with perennial Catholic teachings. I recommend all readers to once again take up the Catechism of the Catholic Church and re-read all pertinent sections on Marriage.....
Reflecting some of the many practical suggestions made by bishops, Fr Lombardi spoke of support networks, prayer services andpublic blessings [so, recognize sin through the back door??!]which can help people move on from a failed marriage to a new sense of the Spirit working in their lives. Yet alongside these spiritual solutions, as Fr Tom Rosica explained, the bishops are wrestling with what it really means to be an incarnational and sacramental Church in which Jesus can touch and heal peoples’ hearts and lives..
"We must allow Jesus to do his work in the Eucharist because the Eucharist was left for us, sinners. We must not portray a Church which tries to put limits on God's love...."
The sense of urgency [only in rich western countries where the Faith has all but collapsed]about resolving these issues is palpable during the Synod sessions. Bishops dealing with people in mixed Catholic-Orthodox marriages say there is much confusion over why the Eastern Churches can admit remarried spouses to the altar while Rome cannot. As Archbishop Durocher concluded, there’s a growing consensus that, amid so many economic and social challenges facing families today, the Church must be more open to meeting the particular needs of men, women and children in their care…
"What’s going on in the Synod is we’re seeing a more inductive way of reflecting, starting with the real situations of people… and finding that the lived experience of people is also a theological source, a place of theological reflection"
Not a battle between people and principles, he said, but rather the bishops are learning how to bring the requirements of justice and mercy closer together in a marriage made in heaven.
"A marriage of justice and mercy - God is perfectly just and perfectly merciful, it's just hard for us to do the same, but we must strive to do that."