There are many reasons I am profoundly opposed to the proposals to allow 'the divorced and civilly remarried' to be invited to receive Holy Communion whilst living in a public state of mortal sin.
Here are a few. I had intended to write a brief paragraph about each of them, but on reflection, I think that they are pretty self explanatory.
Our Lord's word
Constant Tradition of the Church
Bad for them
Bad for abandoned spouse
Bad for abandoned children
Bad for new partner
Bad for children of new relationship
Bad for other Couples
Bad for other Catholics
Bad for non-Catholics
Bad for the Church
Bad for Evangelisation
Bad for Successive Generations
Dishonest Content of Proposals
Bad Precedent: Embeds False Ideas in Praxis
Driven by the World, the Flesh and the Devil...
See also: The Mythology of Re-Marriage
and: Underestimating the Love and Compassion of God
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