Nearly 500 priests in Britain urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried

UK (Thursday, 03-26-2015, Gaudium Press) Almost 500 priests in Britain have signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a “clear and firm proclamation” upholding Church teaching on marriage.

In the letter, published in this week’s Catholic Herald, the priests write: “We wish, as Catholic priests, to re-state our unwavering fidelity to the traditional doctrines regarding marriage and the true meaning of human sexuality, founded on the Word of God and taught by the Church’s Magisterium for two millennia.”

Last year’s extraordinary synod provoked heated debate on the question of whether remarried Catholics should be permitted to receive Holy Communion – a proposal presented by retired German Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols considers that priests should not conduct a debate about the October Family Synod through the press.

From Catholic Herald UK

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