21 February 2018
Shared sacraments; Life on death row; Choir’s evening off; Women fight on; Women fight on; Mass translations; Muslims at school; Papal thinking; Just a bishop
Cardinal Blase Cupich (interview, 17 February) offers hope to those of us who struggle to fit into a legalistic and clericalised model of church. While divorced and remarried Catholics are once again considered, the Cardinal’s approach to Amoris Laetitia is also potentially good news for interchurch families.
Through sharing the sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony, and growing a domestic church, interchurch families achieve a reality of Christian unity in family life. However, we also need to be fed and supported; this often means that the need to share communion together is intense and serious, while insights discovered through living in unity can be offered to the wider church family.
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