Another clue as to how the Pope is thinking about Communion for divorced/remarried
By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Nov 16, 2015
If you’re still wondering how Pope Francis will answer the question of divorced/remarried Catholics receiving Communion, take careful note of what he told a Lutheran woman who wants to share Communion with her husband. “Speak with the Lord and go ahead. I dare not say any more.”
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Posted by: Reuben Slife -
Nov. 16, 2015 7:20 PM ET USA
You have certainly misinterpreted him. The question he was asked was "What can we [Catholic & Lutherans] do on this point to finally attain communion?" He responded as he often does: we must walk together and live out the effects of our common baptism. "Go ahead" probably ought to be translated "go onwards." There's no way, in the context, he was encouraging intercommunion. The translations seem a bit garbled, true; but a close reading won't lead to your conclusion.