Posts Tagged ‘divorced Catholics’

Bishops under pressure for allowing divorced and remarried Communion Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Two Italian bishops have gone public about allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments. They say their decisions are in line with Pope Francis’s 2016 document on the family, Amoris Laetitia. One of the bishops, Renato Marangoni, wrote a formal apology for having “ignored” these couples in parish life. He said he wants Read more

Cardinal Kasper and the Church Fathers Comments 0

Friday, July 11th, 2014

In Cardinal Walter Kasper’s recent address to the extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals (February 20-21, 2014), published in English with additional material as The Gospel of the Family (New York: Paulist, 2014), he makes mention of certain early Christian sources in the hope of suggesting “a way out of the dilemma” (p. 30) presented by the question of Read more

German bishops eye guidelines for divorced Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Church officials in Germany defended plans by the country’s bishops’ conference to allow some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, insisting they have the pope’s endorsement. “We already have our own guidelines, and the pope has now clearly signaled that certain things can be decided locally,” said Robert Eberle, spokesman for the archdiocese of Read more