Showing posts with label St. John Paul II on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. John Paul II on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

St. John Paul II on Communion for the Divorced and Remarried

“For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.”(1 Corinthians 11:29)

In Familiaris Consortio ( no. 84) Pope John Paul II wrote that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics could not receive Holy Communion, for two very profound reasons:
“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.”
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