Great post on the current “question” on allowing “remarried” Catholics to receive Holy Eucharist.

In the Light of the Law

The line between principles and platitudes is a narrow one. Both sorts of assertions are true and both can put into a few words concepts that otherwise require many paragraphs to explain. But principles and platitudes are not the same thing; in the face of concrete questions needing practical resolution, principles inform good decision-making, while platitudes derail it.

Catholic World News reports: “Looking forward to the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family has said that the status of Catholics who are divorced and remarried ‘should be looked at with a merciful eye. Mercy is not blind, and does not oppose the truth, [but] mercy is the suprema lex.’”

For starters, no, mercy is not the supreme law in the Church, but I’ll deal with that in a moment. First, we need to be alert to platitudes being substituted…

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