Some things to consider about Amores Laetitia…

The Catholic Me

Like many of us, I have been pretty confused about what has been said of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, regarding divorced and civilly remarried Catholics and Holy Eucharist. There has been a lot of back and forth and wailing and gnashing of teeth among cardinals, bishops, priests, journalists and laity.

I happened upon this article by Susan Fox which actually clears up some of the confusion concerning Chapter 8 of the document.

Jesus didn’t lie. Amoris Laetitia is a magisterial document binding on Catholics. And thankfully it upholds the indissolubility of marriage between one man and woman open to new life and prepared to share their whole lives together exclusively and in faithfulness until death. 
Tragically, one year later, some bishops still doubt. They believe the document says the Church can give Holy Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics, who  are not living as brother and sister and…

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