A question for Cardinal Farrell

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jul 10, 2018

If Catholic priests have “no credibility” for the task of preparing couples for marriage, how are they qualified (per Amoris Laetitia) to guide divorced-and-remarried Catholics through the “process of discernment” that would lead them back to Communion?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Retired01 - Jul. 10, 2018 9:41 PM ET USA

    Phil, you are trying to be logical, you are trying to make sense. But, since 2013, Divine Revelation and trying to make sense are out, and paradigm shift is in.

  • Posted by: Pop - Jul. 10, 2018 8:50 PM ET USA

    In the Diocese of Allentown, pre-marital sessions were spearheaded by couples guided by the diocesan Catholic Social Agency. This was in the '80s & '90s