Good news story here from | Oct. 6, 2015
Pope Francis made short,
unplanned remarks Tuesday morning to the Catholic bishops gathered for
his global meeting on family issues to emphasize to them that care for
the divorced and remarried is not the only issue to be discussed, a
Vatican spokesman said.
The pontiff also reassured the some
270 prelates, gathered for the second day of the Oct. 4-25 Synod of
Bishops, that the church’s doctrine on marriage “was not being put into
question,” said the spokesman.
My comments: If the pope were to approve Holy Communion to Catholics in a second marital-type union while their first sacramental marriage is considered valid, this would cause the following to happen:
1. Why need annulments marriages that have end in divorce if you can still receive Holy Communion no matter what?
2. Why even get married in the Church if you can still receive Holy Communion by getting married civilly?
3. Why even bother to preach about chastity in and out of marriage if committing fornication, adultery and unnatural sex acts has no ramifications for breaking communion with Jesus Christ?
It simply isn't going to happen no matter how much some bishops including Cardinal Kasper want to talk about it.