We know where the Archdiocese of Ottawa stands:
NO Communion without Confession and a Firm purpose of changing lifestyle (eg. living as brother and sister) is what is the rule in Ottawa.
Now we have a Poland/Germany situation here in Ottawa-Hull. Different teachings when you cross a river!!!!
Across the river in Hull, it is all about accompaniment, and less than 100% of divorced and remarried folks can receive with confession. Not 0%, not 100%, somewhere in between.
The Archbishop’s biblical analogy is weak!!! We are not talking about pork chops in Greece. We are talking about the State of Grace to receive the Body and Blood of Christ!! Why talk about 1 Cor 8 about Greek meat when one can quote 1 Corinthians 11:27-29
27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves
Some argued it would be sacrilegious to eat the meat. Others argued the meat was not sacrificed to real gods — “what they’ve done is a kind of empty religious ritual, so I can eat it.”
St. Paul responded that while everything is permissible in Christ, “not everything is constructive,” Durocher said. “You might feel eating this meat, there’s nothing to it, there’s no harm, but the person next to you might not be at that level in that faith or might have a different approach and you are scandalizing them and you are breaking the unity of the community.”
“So it is good to do that?” he asked. “Maybe it’s permissible but maybe it’s not constructive.”
The archbishop said the overall message of Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia deals with accompanying and supporting people who may not be living the ideal, helping them to discern where God is leading them and helping them to integrate into the Church.
In Chapter 8, the Pope “kind of opens up” the possibility of communion in a footnote to a discussion on how accompaniment, typically by a priest, can help people grow in their faith, the archbishop said. The footnote says “these can include on certain occasions access to Reconciliation and Communion, but the Pope doesn’t say what those circumstances are.”
Durocher stressed that a couple of months ago, Pope Francis said this is not a question of saying all divorced couples can now come to Church and receive communion.
“So it’s at the level of a personal discernment, trying to find where the Spirit is leading us, and the Pope hasn’t given more precision than that,” he said.
Archbishop Durocher has also been naïve about FutureChurch and presented to this radical dissident group. NOT GOOD!\
Check out his Sing and Walk Blog as to why he agreed to speak at FutureChurch!