#AmazonSynod, optional celibacy, divorced and remarried priests, and Amoris Laetitia

Posted October 9, 2019 11:42 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

#AmazonSynod, optional celibacy, divorced and remarried priests, and Amoris Laetitia

Let’s think about “optional celibacy” which the Germans and other iconoclasts want in order to drive the Church towards becoming a well-connected NGO.
Let’s use Amoris laetitia (“The Joy of Sex”) as a lens.
So, Father is married.  The marriage doesn’t work that well because.. well… it’s  obvious, why it might be strained.   Father and Mrs. Father divorce.   So sad.
So, if Father marries without a declaration of nullity, say a divorcee, former wife of a former priest friend, can he receive Communion at Mass?
Of course, if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t be a Mass, right?  In that case, by consecrating the Eucharist outside of a

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