Francis: “I Can Say: Yes. Period”

This is how the pope responded to the question of whether something has changed with respect to the previous discipline on communion for the divorced and remarried. A Dominican theologian explains what this innovation is. But how will it be put into practice?

by Sandro Magister

ROME, May 16, 2016 – At a distance of almost two weeks, not a single line has appeared yet in “L’Osservatore Romano” concerning the monumental discourse delivered by Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller on May 4 in Oviedo for a correct interpretation of the post-synodal exhortation:

While on the other hand almost every day the newspaper of the Holy See devotes useless space to the empty plaudits of this or that cardinal in praise of the papal document.

And yet Müller is the prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith. And in that discourse of his he does nothing other than exercise the best he can his role of “theological organization” of the magisterium of Francis, meaning “active collaboration with the ministry proper to the pope,” for the benefit of the whole “people of God.”

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