This is very disturbing. I’m waiting to see what comes out of the October Synod before saying something I regret.
It will be very interesting to see what happens. I hope it does not drive a bigger wedge between doctrine and practice, but I fear that is what is going to happen.
If things go awry (and they can), it will be incumbent on lay Catholics to raise our voices to stop this madness and call the Church to repentance.
ROME — Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at home” in Catholic churches, a leading Italian bishop has said. Bishop Nunzio Galantino of Cassano all’Jonio told a national liturgical gathering of the Center of Liturgical Action Aug. 27 in Orvieto, Italy, that Holy Communion is “the sacramental act that excellently expresses the union with Christ and the Church.” The bishop, who serves as secretary general of the Italian bishops’ conference, noted Catholic teaching that those in “an irregular marital situation” cannot receive Holy Communion “because of their condition.”