One of the things we have seen over the last few years is that there is a manifest division in the Church and that it is getting bigger. For a long time we’ve seen that parishes within the same diocese are seriously different from each other in doctrine and in worship (the same thing). Now we see sharp divisions between dioceses and even conferences of bishops. For example, since Amoris you can step from one country into another country, like Poland into Germany, and find entirely different policies from bishops conferences on whether or note unrepentant adulterers can be admitted to Holy Communion.
Here is an example of neighboring dioceses in these USA having a sharp difference.
Chicago Cardinal Cupich: ‘Not Our Policy’ to Deny Communion to People in Same-Sex Marriages
During an interview on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, host Phil Ponce raised the topic of Springfield, Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki, who had issued a decree in June 2017 on “Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and Related Pastoral Issues.”
On the other hand, Chicago’s neighbor, Springfield has a different approach.
In his decree, citing scripture and the Canon Law that governs the Catholic Church, Bishop Paprocki said that homosexual “marriage” marked “a reversal of millennia of legal and judicial recognition of the marital union as possible only between on man and one woman.” He also said he had a “responsibility as diocesan bishop to guide the people of God entrusted to me with charity but without compromising the truth.”
The divisions are growing.
We know the truth.
We know who is consonant with the teaching of and the perennial practice of the Catholic Church.