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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Bishops of Kazakhstan Boldly Address Confusion on Marriage Created by Pope Francis

The Three Hero Bishops of Kazakhstan
"According to the doctrine of the Church, only the sacramental matrimonial bond constitutes a domestic church (see Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium, 11). The admission of so-called 'divorced and remarried' faithful to Holy Communion, which is the highest expression of the unity of Christ the Spouse with His Church, means in practice a way of approving or legitimizing divorce, and in this meaning a kind of introduction of divorce in the life of the Church. 

"The mentioned pastoral norms are revealed in practice and in time as a means of spreading the 'plague of divorce' (an expression used by the Second Vatican Council, see Gaudium et spes, 47). It is a matter of spreading the 'plague of divorce' even in the life of the Church, when the Church, instead, because of her unconditional fidelity to the doctrine of Christ, should be a bulwark and an unmistakable sign of contradiction against the plague of divorce which is every day more rampant in civil society." 

"Unequivocally and without admitting any exception Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ solemnly reaffirmed God’s will regarding the absolute prohibition of divorce. An approval or legitimation of the violation of the sacredness of the marriage bond, even indirectly through the mentioned new sacramental discipline, seriously contradicts God’s express will and His commandment. This practice therefore represents a substantial alteration of the two thousand-year-old sacramental discipline of the Church. Furthermore, a substantially altered discipline will eventually lead to an alteration in the corresponding doctrine." Read the full document here. 

Wow! Thanks to these bishops for their clear explication of truth on marriage and family. Would't it be refreshing if the bishops of our own country would do the same? But we are more likely to get things like You Might Be a Racist If... examination of conscience authored by the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development. 

1 comment:

TLM said...

FINALLY..... a 'Correction' of sorts!! Coming from Bishops, I would say that this is more or less a 'Formal Correction'. Beware of the persecution of these brave men of God as being imminent. Pray for them for God's Almighty protection!!