German bishops on Communion: Discernment über alles!

Posted March 5, 2018 8:23 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

German bishops on Communion: Discernment über alles!

My old friend Msgr. Hans Feichtinger has penned for First Things a piece about the German bishops.
DISCERNMENT ÜBER ALLES
The German bishops have announced that they will soon publish new guidelines for reception of the Holy Eucharist. [Because the old guidelines really need updating.] In the future, non-Catholics married to Catholic spouses and attending Mass with their families could, in certain cases, be admitted to communion if they profess the Catholic faith in that sacrament. [Woah!  Faith is the last thing to go.] Already I have been asked about this change at the German-speaking parish in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, where

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