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PopeWatch: Chaos

PopeWatch sometimes thinks that rampant chaos within the Church will be the main legacy of this Pope:

 

 

Pope Francis needs to clarify whether Catholics who are divorced and remarried can receive Communion as “people are confused and that is not good”, the most senior cleric in the Netherlands has said.

Cardinal Wim Eijk of Utrecht said that while the Pope has “never said anything that goes against the doctrine of the Church,” Amoris Laetitia has “caused doubt to be sown”.

In an interview with Dutch newspaper Trouw, the cardinal lamented that different bishops’ conferences had produced conflicting guidelines on the issue, adding: “What is true in place A cannot suddenly be false in B. At a certain point you would like clarity.”

When asked what exactly he would like Pope Francis to do, the cardinal said: “Just create clarity. Regarding this point, take away the doubt. In the form of a document, for example.”

Cardinal Eijk said the document should contain “the words of Christ himself: that marriage is one and unbreakable”. “We hold on to that in this archdiocese,” he added.

 

Go here to read the rest.  PopeWatch wishes the Cardinal success, but PopeWatch believes that the Pope and clarity have not been on speaking terms for a very, very long time.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

2 Comments

  1. Ambiguity reigns in Rome….
    It’s like a shepherd shouting to his sheep. “Flee, no wait, it’s the wolves, run here, no there, maybe stay, I think they’re maybe vegan wolves…

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