Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THIS PAPAL EXHORTATION AT THE END OF A SYNOD ON THE FAMILY IS QUITE GOOD! WHO SAID IT?

“So the Synod—when speaking of the pastoral care of those who after divorce have entered on a new union—rightly praised those couples who in spite of great difficulties witness in their life to the indissolubility of marriage. In their life the Synod recognizes that good news of faithfulness to love which has its power and its foundation in Christ. Furthermore, the fathers of the Synod, again affirming the indissolubility of marriage and the Church’s practice of not admitting to Eucharistic communion those who have been divorced and—against her rule—again attempted marriage, urge pastors and the whole Christian community to help such brothers and sisters. They do not regard them as separated from the Church, since by virtue of their baptism they can and must share in the life of the Church by praying, hearing the word, being present at the community’s celebration of the Eucharist, and promoting charity and justice. Although it must not be denied that such people can in suitable circumstances be admitted to the sacrament of penance and then to Eucharistic communion, when with a sincere heart they open themselves to a way of life that is not in contradiction to the indissolubility of marriage—namely, when such a man and woman, who cannot fulfill the obligation of separation, take on the duty of living in total abstinence, that is, abstaining from acts that are proper only to married couples—and when there is no scandal.”

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The leader of Dignity?

Our pope has been preaching on the environment and made sure to instruct everyone that he's not preaching communism. I'm glad he straightened that out. Interesting that he felt compelled to state it.

Since he did live in South America, where there were plenty of Nazis I wonder if he only knew good Marxists, or did he also know good Nazis? I'd like to hear him answer that question.
Mike

Gene said...

All the Pope has known is Peronist Fascism. You can take the Pope out of Argentina but you can't take Argentina out of the Pope.

Anonymous said...

Pope St. John Paul II