Skip to comments.Vatican Criticizes People Who Receive Communion While Living in Mortal Sin
Posted on 07/07/2005 7:46:28 PM PDT by murphE
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I know what you mean but did not Jesus even say there is one greatest commandment?
What do you believe about that possibility? (there some are "ranked higher" than others)
For those validly, sacramentally married, the Church does not recognize divorce, as Her Lord did not recognize it.
Those that cause divorce generally sin. The party who is divorced unwillingly doesn't sin by being divorced. However, should the innocent party remarry (assuming no declaration of nullity of the sacramental nature of the marriage has been obtained), then the innocent party is an adulterer.
The issue is not divorce. There is no sin in having your spouse divorce you. The sin lies in remarrying another without having received an anullment. Without anullment, the marriage is still considered in effect by the Catholic Church. And anyone who marries another while they are still married, is guilty of adultery, whether they have walked on their first spouse, or their first spouse walked out on them.
The Vatican singled out divorcees who remarry and Catholic politicians who support abortion on Thursday in criticizing those who continue to receive Holy Communion while in a state of mortal sin.
I need to remember that they are simply talking about divorcees that remarry without seeking anullment. Ok.
I can see how that technicality now relates to the statement.
One who obtains a declaration of nullity of a previous marriage is usually free to marry in the eyes of the Church, and thus incurs no sin for doing so.
However, I wouldn't precisely call it a "technicality." For Catholics, that almost trivializes it.
St. Paul asserts, in I Cor. 11, that there are consequences to abusing communion. "For this cause many are sick among you, and some sleep (are dead)." Faithful pastors warn their flock about the dangers of taking liberties with God. (BTW -- I'm protestant).
ok, that last one was kinda protestant sarcasm.
You are also arguing that pointing out the illicit nature of divorce and remarriage is a lack of love. This is a false charge and calumny against me. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Your argumentation is diabolical.
Dude, youre a little late to the party. The issue has been hashed out. Check the thread.
Commandments do not contradict. The Lord is not a confusing God.
Ease down the tone a bit...its Friday after all.
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