Bishop Paprocki: Archbishop Chaput’s ‘Amoris’ Guidelines Are ‘Correct’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The new rules on holy Communion and divorce and remarriage from Philadelphia’s shepherd are line with Pope Francis and Catholic teaching, the Illinois bishop said.

BY CNA/EWTN NEWS 07/21/2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Some news reports got it wrong: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s guidelines on holy Communion and divorce and remarriage are “certainly correct” and in line with Pope Francis and Catholic teaching, an Illinois bishop has said.“

The Bible clearly teaches about the proper disposition to receive holy Communion in the First Letter to the Corinthians,” Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., said July 15.

St. Paul says in that letter that those who receive unworthily will be “guilty of profaning the Body and Blood of the Lord.”

Canon law reflects this biblical teaching, the bishop said in a column for the Illinois newspaper the State Journal Register.

Bishop Paprocki criticized press coverage of Archbishop Chaput’s response to the Pope’s 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. He said an Associated Press report was misleading to say that Archbishop Chaput was “closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion.”

Reiterating his April 8 remarks, the bishop said that the apostolic exhortation made no changes to canon law or Church doctrine.

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One Reply to “Bishop Paprocki: Archbishop Chaput’s ‘Amoris’ Guidelines Are ‘Correct’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com”

  1. Steve Brown

    These two bishops, Chaput and Paprocki, may be correct that AL didn’t change canon law or doctrine, but they are both missing the larger and more important point. That being, the Pope and his minions are informing the Catholic world that practice can change, largely because of mercy. Canon law and doctrine are now becoming no more than suggestions because they get in the way of our pope’s definition of mercy. I now except both bishops to be replaced by Pope Francis since they have rejected the pope’s approved “spirit” of AL.

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