Communion

Communion for the divorced-and-remarried is against God’s law

There are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach [to you] a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed! (Gal 1:7-9).

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Recently, the Bishops of Argentina and more controversially the Bishops of Malta, the original island of Saint Paul, issued independent Guidelines on the interpretation of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. The Bishops of Germany are, at present, lining up to take the same stance. Many in the Church have challenged these guidelines, popularly labeled “the Maltese Directive,” as being a break, a discontinuity, a rupture with Scripture and Tradition in relation to receipt of the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist by those who are divorced and remarried, and who have not received a Church decree of annulment of their original marriage.

Now, the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has spoken and done so in very clear terms. He has declared that all tenets of Familiaris Consortio set forth by Saint John Paul II in relation to the above issue are still in effect, and that receipt of Communion by the divorced-and-remarried is against the Will, the Law, of God. He has, furthermore, declared that “no power in heaven or on earth, neither an angel, nor the pope, nor a council, nor a law of the bishops, has the faculty to change it.”

Mueller’s full declaration can be found here. What we are seeing now is the rise of the false church, which God shall allow to succeed – for a short time.

On the Truth of God – 1

Do you not realize that people who do evil will never inherit the kingdom of God? Make no mistake – the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, the self-indulgent, sodomites, thieves, misers, drunkards, slanderers and swindlers, none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you used to be of that kind: but you have been washed clean, you have been sanctified and you have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of our God. ‘For me everything is permissible;’ maybe, but not everything does good. True, for me everything is permissible, but I am determined not to be dominated by anything.

Foods are for the stomach and the stomach is for foods; and God will destroy them both. But the body is not for sexual immorality; it is for the Lord and the Lord is for the body. God raised up the Lord and He will raise us up too by His power. Do you not realise that your bodies are members of Christ’s body? Do you think one can take parts of Christ’s body and join them to the body of a prostitute? Out of the question! Or do you not realise that anyone who attaches himself to a prostitute is one body with her, since the two, as it is said, become one flesh. But anyone who attaches himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Keep away from sexual immorality. All other sins that people may commit are done outside the body; but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you and whom you received from God? You are not your own property, then; you have been bought at a price. So use your body for the glory of God (1 Cor 6:9-20).