The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prefect’s May 7 letter offers guidance for the discussion the U.S. bishops intend to have on the issue in June and counsels caution on several grounds.
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Archbishop Cordileone Explains His Stance Toward Abortion-Supporting Politicians: ‘I’m Trying to Save Souls’
Speaking with the Register, San Francisco’s shepherd discusses his new pastoral letter on abortion, reception of Communion, and the actions of Catholics in public life.
Many dioceses have issued guidelines indicating the Blessed Sacrament should be distributed in the hand as a preventive measure, but it’s unclear that it’s a safer practice — and making an act of spiritual Communion is another alternative.
The senior Church leaders have referenced the controversial aspects of the Holy Father’s apostolic exhortation, relating to reception of Communion.
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.
But concerns already are being expressed about Chapter 8, which introduces ambiguity in its discussion of ‘accompanying, discerning and integrating weakness.’
English-speaking and Italian-speaking groups were the most supportive of current Church teaching and practice, in the final round of small-group reports released today.
In an Oct. 14 synod intervention, the German cardinal issued his most direct statement to date on the controversial issue.
The ideas of the European bishops who endorse approval of contraception, homosexual acts and Communion for the divorced and remarried were reflected in the German-speaking group report.