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FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
 

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

SYNODOS
(Part 81)

COMMUNION FOR DIVORCED AND REMARRIED - 13


June 13, 2015

It is good that other prelates are speaking out openly (and even writing books!). Oftentimes the liberals are very outspoken, while the conservatives remain quiet. But it is important to speak out in order to guide and educate the flock. The wrong ideas of liberals must be strongly opposed and countered. With the secular world embracing homosexuality and gender ideologies, many Catholics become confused, their consciences becoming ill-formed. We must continue to resist the tsunami of evil and remain as a counter-cultural force in the world, bringing light into the darkness.

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Italian cardinal writes book criticizing Kasper proposal

Catholic World News - June 12, 2015
Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, who served as president of the Pontifical Council for the Family from 2008 until his retirement in 2012, has written a book strongly criticizing the proposal to admit to Holy Communion those who have remarried outside the Church.

The book includes a preface by Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, who served as president of the Pontifical Academy for Life from 2005 until 2008.

“The admission of the divorced and remarried and the cohabiting to the Eucharistic banquet involves a separation between mercy and conversion that does not seem to be in harmony with the Gospel,” Cardinal Antonelli said in his 72-page book. “This would be the only case of forgiveness without conversion. God always grants forgiveness; but this is received only by the humble, by one who recognizes that he is a sinner and strives to change his way of life.”

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  • Crisi del Matrimonio & Eucaristia (Edizioni Ares)
  • Synod. Cardinal Antonelli’s Twofold Cry of Alarm (L’Espresso)

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