Mixed Marriage & Separate Communion

The post first appeared on the Catholic Herald website. Pope Francis recently spoke to the Lutheran community of Rome and addressed a question about Lutherans with Catholic spouses receiving Communion. His response, which was in fact rather nuanced, provoked a huge reaction from those who jumped to the conclusion that he was pressing for general … More Mixed Marriage & Separate Communion

Ratzinger’s Answer to the Kasper Question

This post first appeared on the Catholic Herald website. The recent¬†relatio¬†at the end of the family synod was, it was hoped, going to provide some resolution to the vigorous debate on the best means of pastorally accompanying couples who are divorced and civilly remarried, and specifically address the so-called Kasper proposal of admitting them, on … More Ratzinger’s Answer to the Kasper Question