Divorce, Catholic Style?

A Vatican dicastery is preparing a text on the divorced and “re-married” in line with the wishes of Pope Francis, who has called for people in such circumstances to receive Holy Communion – contrary to Catholic teaching.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, made the revelation during the dicastery’s plenary assembly last week.

In a brief greeting to Pope Francis on April 22, the 75-year-old cardinal referenced the “challenges” the dicastery had been studying during its plenary assembly. These included “the challenges of those experiencing marriage crises of all kinds, resulting in the consequent short-circuiting of the transmission of the faith,” he said.

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