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SSPX leader rips Cardinal Kasper's proposal on Communion for divorced/remarried Catholics

April 14, 2014

The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has denounced a proposal by Cardinal Walter Kasper for allowing the reception of Communion by Catholics who are divorced and remarried.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the SSPX, said that Cardinal Kasper’s suggestions could give a “disastrous spirit” to the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops. Citing “gross errors” in the cardinal’s presentation, the breakaway bishop—who remains under suspension by the Vatican—said that the cardinal’s approach “scoffs at the explicit teaching of Christ on the indissolubility of marriage and is not merciful but insulting to God.”

Bishop Fellay observed that the Synod will discuss marriage at a time when many Catholics are fighting against the adoption of new laws and policies that undermine marriage. “It is simply scandalous,” he said, “to see these same laws surreptitiously supported by churchmen who wish to align Catholic doctrine and morality with the morals of a de-Christianized society, instead of seeking to convert souls.”


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  • Posted by: Deo Vindice - Apr. 16, 2014 2:49 PM ET USA

    Agreed! he is right. However, it is a shame that we don't hear this kind of zeal in defense of our Catholic Doctrine from many other Prelates in the Catholic Church.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Apr. 15, 2014 4:59 PM ET USA

    Yes, he's right, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. It's nonetheless broken.

  • Posted by: tturner3998 - Apr. 14, 2014 8:54 PM ET USA

    He is right to criticize this proposal.