The senior Vatican official last month published a booklet supporting reception of Communion by some divorced-remarried Catholics and advocating support for positive aspects of cohabiting Catholics’ relationships.
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‘A Pledged Troth’ was published today by Bishop Stephen Lopes, head of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
The senior Church leaders have referenced the controversial aspects of the Holy Father’s apostolic exhortation, relating to reception of Communion.
The guidelines are intended to direct ‘authentic and effective pastoral accompaniment’ of men and women who have divorced and remarried without a formal annulment of their first union, the bishops explained.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The guidelines anchor Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation firmly in the context of settled Church teaching, with respect to issues like reception of Communion by couples in irregular unions.
The archbishop of Philadelphia said that the committee is gathering information on how the U.S. bishops are responding to the apostolic exhortation and is not formulating policies.
Pastors discuss the role they play in applying Pope Francis’ vision for marriage, as outlined in his recent apostolic exhortation.
But concerns already are being expressed about Chapter 8, which introduces ambiguity in its discussion of ‘accompanying, discerning and integrating weakness.’
NEWS ANALYSIS: The much-anticipated papal document will be unveiled on Friday in Rome.