Pope Francis and His Hymn Sheet


The Irish Times has published an interesting article titled: Why aren’t Pope Francis and his cardinals singing from the same hymn sheet?

As usual, the topics is divorce and celibacy.

Key Point of interest:
Not a prize for the perfect When Pope Francis says that “the Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect” in Evangelii Gaudium, he would appear to be moving a debate (likely to dominate the next two vitally important Synods on the Family, in October 2014 and 2015) on the ban on divorcees and remarried receiving communion. Yet, almost as soon as he says this, German Cardinal Ludwig Muller, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, gives interviews in which he says that allowing divorcees communion is against Church teaching from the time of the Council of Trent.
 Here we have an outsider's perspective of the words, actions and conflicts that the Pope's communication strategy and tactics evoke.

The answer that many Catholics should be seeking is from what book did the Pope rip hid hymn sheet.

I think we will find out in due time (October).



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