Synod on the Family 50: Divorced, Single Catholics

window from insideRead the full synod document here. Not all divorced people are out of the good graces of the institutional Church. Community and clergy bear responsibility here:

50. Divorced people who have not remarried, who oftentimes bear witness to their promise of faithfulness in marriage, ought to be encouraged to find in the Eucharist the nourishment they need to sustain them in their present state of life. The local community and pastors ought to accompany these people with solicitude, particularly when children are involved or when in serious financial difficulty.

169 bishops approved of (again) accompaniment. Eight did not. Six abstained.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Synod on the Family 50: Divorced, Single Catholics

  1. Philip says:

    I cannot fathom why 8 cardinals apparently disagreed with this statement and a further 6 could not bring themselves to agree.

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