ROME, October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago — who is participating in the Synod of the Family at Pope Francis’ personal invitation — said at a press scrum in the Vatican press office this afternoon that the conscience is “inviolable” and that he believes divorced and remarried couples could be permitted to receive the sacraments, if they have “come to a decision” to do so “in good conscience” – theological reasoning that he indicated in response to a follow-up question would also apply to gay couples….(Source)
I just can’t get over how Winnipeg Statement Theology from the 1960s is back with a vengeance.
As the fault lines of the Church begin to show, it will be interesting to see how Pope Francis handles this crisis. Faithful Catholics have some options, depending on how Pope Francis responds. Let’s all hope and pray that he does the right thing, but if he doesn’t, there are options which will be in total harmony with what the Catholic Faith teaches.
A couple of things are for certain, for me and my family:
1) We will not participate in a national church scheme.
2) We will not participate in any communion service with heretics who believe in receiving the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin.
Not that they care much about one family like mine – one of those quaint forgotten families in the 99 sheep that this Synod has almost completely ignored – but, just the same, I think it is incumbent on me to let them know. My family and I will not play ball with any arrangement noted in #1 and #2.
We’ll simply opt for Plan B.