A Pastoral Reflection on Amoris Laetitia

Posted May 24, 2017 2:58 pm by admin

Amoris Laetitia can be interpreted as saying that couples in irregular relationship can be admitted to the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist when they have a sincere desire to change their marital situation but cannot without causing harm, particularly to their children. That interpretation has been challenged, as we know. But some situations need special attention. Let me give an example:
Nearly two decades ago I became deacon in charge of a Catholic mission in the distant North of our country. At the time I arrived there, a lay women already had responsibility in the absence of the missionary priest


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