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Old 11th December 2017, 05:01 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Originally Posted by Joey View Post
Is Pope Francis teaching non-infallibly under Ordinary Magisterium when he states that some divorced and remarried Catholics without annulments may receive Communion? I am confused and somewhat disheartened and wondered if you could/would shed some light. Thank you and God bless you for your time and knowledge.

Permission to receive is a matter of discipline. As a matter of doctrine, I see nothing wrong with the teaching of Pope Francis that a Catholic Christian who is not conscious of actual mortal sin may receive, in some cases. See my many posts on this topic on my blog.
We should trust the judgment of the Pope and the work of the Holy Spirit through him, and not substitute our own judgments and understanding.
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Old 11th December 2017, 08:09 PM
Joey Joey is offline
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Thank you...... I have read your blog with explanations of the same. And I appreciate your timely answer.
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Old 13th December 2017, 07:24 PM
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Default The following articles are of much help on the inquired subject:

When is a teaching of the Church infallible?

When may a Catholic disagree with Pope Francis?

Magisterial Teachings and Levels of Assent

The Infallible Teachings of Vatican II
The Magisterium teaches infallibly in any of three ways:

Reply to the seven accusations of heresy:

Can a Pope ever be a heretic?

The indefectibility of the Church, the Pope and the body of Bishops:

The Pope, the body of Bishops, and the Church are Indefectible

Who is qualified to judge the Pope?:

Pope Francis uses the AAS to approve of the Buenos Aires interpretation of Amoris Laetitia:

The Many Errors of Religious Fundamentalism
John 3:27; John 15:5; Matthew 19:26
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