Let’s think about “optional celibacy” which the Germans and other iconoclasts want in order to drive the Church towards becoming a well-connected NGO.
Let’s use Amoris laetitia (“The Joy of Sex”) as a lens.
So, Father is married. The marriage doesn’t work that well because.. well… it’s obvious, why it might be strained. Father and Mrs. Father divorce. So sad.
So, if Father marries without a declaration of nullity, say a divorcee, former wife of a former priest friend, can he receive Communion at Mass?
Of course, if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t be a Mass, right? In that case, by consecrating the Eucharist outside of a Mass, he would commit one of the worst canonical crimes on the books.
And he took a stipend for it.
Ahhhh… the possibilities.
But we would have to accompany Father and Mrs. 2nd Father because in the internal forum, they discerned (maybe with the help of the Mrs. 2nd Father’s former priest husband) that they can receive Communion.
Marriage is, after all, an ideal and not something that real people can actually live.
See how it all fits together?
That’s all for now.
Signed… Internal Forum Msgr. Zuhlsdorf.
I had the moderation queue on, but I think I’ll only let the funny stuff through. I’ll read it all, however.