Today at TCT my friend Fr. Murray drills into the implications of Card. Coccopalmerio’s stunning statements which undermine our understanding of sacraments.
Coccopalmerio characterized the Church’s teaching on the question of Anglican orders as follows: “We have had, and we still have a very rigid understanding of validity and invalidity: this is valid, and that is not valid. One should be able to say: ‘this is valid in a certain context, and that is valid another context’.”
Valid according to context.
I would like to think that Card. Coccopalmerio is simply using the word “valid” equivocally, that is, loosely. Alas, I don’t think that’s the case.
I suspect that we haven’t heard the end of this dangerous nonsense.