Cardinal Müller: Communion for Adulterers “Possible”

Cardinal Müller: Communion for Adulterers “Possible”

[Just when some of us thought that His Eminence was on our side!]

Cardinal Gerhard Müller regrets in his foreword to Rocco Buttiglione’s new book on Amoris Laetitia the “bitter controversy” aroused by this document. Buttiglione is a philosopher and Italian politician.

Müller supports Buttiglione’s claim that Amoris Laetitia can be interpreted according to Catholic doctrine and distances himself from the philosopher Josef Seifert [a former(?) colleague and co-author with Buttligione] and from the “Filial Correction” who both have shown the heresies contained in Amoris Laetitia.

The cardinal admits that Holy Communion can only be received by sinners who repent and have the intention of no longer committing the sins they have confessed.

But then he claims that anyway bigamists may receive Holy Communion, for example in the case of a Catholic, living in a second union, who experienced a conversion in mature age and considers his first marriage invalid although this cannot be proven canonically.

With his claim Müller contradicts the New Testament and the Council of Trent which condemns the heresy that a person may judge in his own conscience and without ecclesiastical authority on the validity of his marriage.

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