You know how Communion in the hand was accomplished. You know how the use of “altar girls” was achieved.
Libs intentionally violate the law until the law is changed. That’s what happened. Moreover, even the restraints and caveats in the modified laws were ignored. Libs do whatever the hell they want, while – channeling their inner Alinsky – point their fingers at the slightest deviation of law by more conservative Catholics.
I read something interesting at CNA about the reaction of some German bishops to the instruction from the Holy See’s CDF – clearly at the direction of Pope Francis – that they were not to issue a document about Communion for non-believing non-Catholics.
One day after Bishop Feige, Cardinal Walter Kasper also went public with an editorial published by the German bishops’ conference website.
After writing that he is “furious” that the letter to Cardinal Marx apparently was leaked to the press before even reaching its destination, Kasper expressed “puzzlement” at “the impression that even those who should know better should claim that non-Catholic Christians are fundamentally excluded from communion, or that this should at least first be clarified by the Universal Church.” [Did you get that?]
Kasper, who is the emeritus Archbishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, also flatly rejected concerns that the German proposal constitutes a Sonderweg, i.e. a form of German exceptionalism. [Uh huh. Keep repeating that. Even at the risk of looking ridiculous, stick to it!]
Furthermore, Cardinal Kasper wrote that he is “all the more surprised” since [NB] in German dioceses “there already is a widespread practice of non-catholic spouses, who consider themselves serious Christians, stepping up to [receive] Communion, without any bishops, who after all know of this practice, thus far voicing concerns.” [They consider themselves “Christians”. But Christians don’t all believe the same things about the Eucharist, priesthood, the meaning of Calvary, etc. And bishops there are doing nothing.]
In his comments, Kasper also rejected concerns – raised by several other cardinals and bishops – that the German “pastoral handout” would constitute a normalization of Protestants receiving Holy Communion in general, explaining that proposal’s approach pertained to an “individual decision of conscience and pastoral counseling.” [Sounds just like Amoris laetitia ch. 8, doesn’t it.]
See what’s going on?