Sicilian Bishops’ AL Guidelines Authorize Communion for Adulterous Couples

Sicilian Bishops’ AL Guidelines Authorize Communion for Adulterous Couples

Posted by Andrew Guernsey at 6/15/2017

On June 4, the Sicilian Bishop Conference, encompassing the 17 dioceses of the island of Sicily, followed their neighboring bishops in Malta by promulgating pastoral guidelines on Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia that authorize Holy Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried without annulment (ie. in a state of public and permanent adultery). The Sicilian guidelines also bear resemblance in their drafting to those of the diocese of Catania. The guidelines significantly admit that Familiaris Consortio required (using the past tense) such couples to practice chastity, but that this requirement has been “expanded” (read: nullified) by Francis in Amoris Laetitia. The guidelines state: “According to the assessment of the confessor and taking into account the good of the penitent, it is possible to absolve and admit [the divorced and civilly remarried] to the Eucharist, even though the confessor knows that it is, for the Church, an objective disorder.”

Read more at rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/06/sicilian-bishops-al-guidelines.html

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