Your Eminence, your line prevailed at the Synod, that is, the possibility of the divorced and remarried being admitted to Communion on a ”case by case” valuation. How would you evaluate the Synod Fathers’ discussions on this theme?
“I’m satisfied; the door has been opened to the possibility of the divorced and remarried being granted Communion. There has been somewhat of an opening, but the consequences were not discussed. All of this is now in the Pope’s hands, who will decide what has to be done. The synod made suggestions. There has been an opening, but the question has still to be resolved in full and needs to be studied more.” (Source)
Indeed. The fact that the second part of Familaris Consortio, 84 was not cited in the Synod .
“…However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church’s teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.” (Familiaris Consortia, 84)
The omitted text from FC allows Kasper to take this position and advance the agenda. The insurance of avoiding “scandal” that was inserted into the Synod text is a weak guarantee. Scandal is a subjective element and it depends on the….ding…ding…ding….”culture”. This whole thing is playing out exactly as I thought it would.
And here is the next chapter that will likely happen: Pope Francis will not address this issue in his Encyclical or Letter. He’ll just let the innovators do what they want. All part of the decentralization attack on the Church. I pray and hope that that this does not happen, but it’s my fear. PRAY for the Pope.