Pope Francis has made a number of statements that the Church needs to reach out pastorally to the divorced and civilly remarried.
This has started a lot of speculation that he may drop the Church’s discipline regarding whether they can receive Holy Communion.
It would be stunning if he did so.
But is he likely to do so?
Here’s are 12 things you should know about why the speculation is overblown . . .
1) What is the Church’s discipline regarding divorce, remarriage, and Holy Communion?
If a person gets divorced, that does not mean that he is unable to receive Communion.
However, if that person then gets married outside of the Church, without an annulment (and/or without a...READ MORE