Thursday, October 24, 2013

Head of Congregation For The Doctrine of The Faith On Why Catholic Teaching on Divorce Not Changing

The head of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith pretty much came to the defense of the Catholic Church's teaching on divorce , remarriage , and communion in the Vatican newspaper. Since this was in the Vatican newspaper this is a pretty big deal. Every time there is a new Pope there is some talk that " things " will change. Archbishop Muller basically points out why things can't change.

 Here are the top 13 quotes from the piece that are complied here at Archbishop Müller’s Defense of the Church’s Teachings On Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith draws from the teachings of Jesus, the Church Fathers, ecumenical councils, and recent popes.

Here is just one them :

3) The early Church fathers understood Jesus’ teaching on the indissolubility of marriage as binding and rejected divorce laws. “The Church Fathers and Councils provide important testimony regarding the way the Church’s position evolved. For the Fathers, the biblical precepts on the subject are binding. They reject the State’s divorce laws as incompatible with the teaching of Jesus. The Church of the Fathers rejected divorce and remarriage, and did so out of obedience to the Gospel. On this question, the Fathers’ testimony is unanimous.

Of course that is a rather big deal !

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