Has the Church apparently "lost" its mandate of Christ to preach the Truth to all men of the Catholic Faith, alone of all the other man-made "religions" that will gain us Heaven? Are we now to think and believe all men will be saved, as long as they die with "Jesus, I Love You" on their lips? Can we now attend any Church and gain Heaven without converting to Catholicism? And if not, then why is there such a push toward world-wide ecumenism without the requisite conversion to Catholicism? Why are heretical "Bishops" given the same footing as those of Apostolic succession? (See Louie Verrecchio's excellent post here for more on the above points.)
And as for the questions that are at the forefront of many a laymen's mind and have been since October 2014:
- IF the Church does approve of Communion for the divorced and re-married sans annulment;
- IF the church denies the Justice due to those Innocent Spouses by the continued ignoring of Canon Laws concerning Separation of Spouses;
then I must ask: Of what use and value is the requirement for having to be married within the Catholic Church?
You cannot bring into full communion known adulterers and adulteresses without Confession, true contrition, repentance and restitution, can you? You cannot hold other sinners hostage to the former, while allowing other sinners a free pass to forgiveness, can you? You cannot continue to keep the validity of marriages only within the Church, while at the same time condoning those that have been consummated - civilly and intimately - outside the Church, can you? You cannot have your cake and eat it to, can you?
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