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Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas

22 October 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
 
Bishops participating in the Synod on the Family were today due to vote on the gathering’s final document with the question of allowing Communion for the divorced and remarried still open. A growing number of Synod Fathers have recognised the ­matter needs attention by the Church, with various solutions being put forward. The German speakers are understood to want a variation of the internal forum “solution” which would allow for the sacraments to be given to divorced and remarried couples on a case-by-case basis. This would not require a change to the teaching on the indissolubility of marriage. The group also suggests that in future a priest, having discussed the matter with the couple concerned, should decide whether, after having contracted a second civ




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