RORATE CÆLI: Malta sinks

In World War II, Malta was described as the ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’. Well, it has sunk now. The Bishops  of Malta (both of them) have stated that anyone in an irregular union who feels ‘at peace with God’ should not be excluded from Holy Communion or from Sacramental Absolution: at least, that’s what they seem to say. Readers can judge for themselves.

If, as a result of the process of discernment, undertaken with “humility, discretion and love for the Church and her teaching, in a sincere search for God’s will and a desire to make a more perfect response to it” (AL 300), a separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist (see AL, notes 336 and 351).

Again:

there are complex situations where the choice of living “as brothers and sisters” becomes humanly impossible and give rise to greater harm (see AL, note 329).

Read more of this sad situation here:

Source: RORATE CÆLI: Malta sinks

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