Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bishops of Costa Rica: "Communion for Remarried Divorced is Not Possible"

Bishops of Costa Rica: "There is no possibility that the remarried divorced can
receive communion."
(San José) The Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica has issued a document to implement the post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia. One possibility is that remarried divorcees might be admitted to communion, is addressed in a single word.

The largest newspaper of the Central American country, La Nacion, reported on 17 July, the Sunday edition, in large presentation on the front page of the new document by the bishops. "Church unwilling to give remarried divorcees communion," headlined the Journal. Presentation and headline reveal the expectations generated by Pope Francis whose questions hung in the air. The newspaper conducted an interview on the topic with Costa Rica's most famous Bishop.

On the question of the state are remarried divorcees,  Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas of Cartago replied:

"They are still in the Church. They were never considered excommunicated. They can participate in everything except the sacramental communion.

On the question of whether these people can receive penance and the Eucharist, Bishop Ulloa clarified:

"In the Pope's document the possibility for remarried divorcees to receive communion isn't mentioned.  The Church, however, recognizes the way to practice continence in marriage, and there are examples. For these people, there is no impediment to participate also in Communion."

He added:

"I think that any Catholic who is conscious of his faith, knows that Communion is an essential aspect of his life. I'm sorry to say that does not mean all. Nevertheless, there are many couples in special situations who wish to receive Communion, but know that there is an obstacle to do it."

Bishop José Francisco Ulloa of Cartago

In 2010 Bishop Ulloa was, from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Costa Rica, the top electoral authority of the country, who, out of the three judges of the Supreme Court,  was condemned  because he had asked Catholics not to choose politicians who contradict the views and goals of Catholic doctrine, At the time of the statement, Costa Rica was in the election campaign. The Constitution prohibits the clergy from "interference" in politics. Although Bishop Ulloa had made his statement in a sermon during a Mass and not as a call to vote, and thus not in the political but in the vital area of ​​the Catholic Church, the court found him guilty.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Wikicommons / La Nacion (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God - we still have some Bishops willing to defend doctrine and most of all, defending Our Lord from being received sacrilegiously in Holy Communion by those who are objectively in the state of mortal sin.

Anonymous said...

Watch for this brave bishop to be replaced in about a week. No good deed goes unpunished with Francis.

Sean McCallum said...

This is news? Pope Francis said remarried divorcees can't receive Communion. He said they participate in the Church in other ways, but can't receive Communion. Of course, it's a different story if they confess their sins and reform their lives. But no Communion without Confession. No big news story about this.

Sean McCallum said...

Why would he replace this bishop. First, the bishop is just saying what the Pope said earlier this year. No communion for divorcees. Second, it's not just this bishop, it's all the bishops of Costa Rica who said what the Pope said this year. No Communion for divorcees. Why would the Pope replace all the bishops of Costa Rica for agreeing with him?

Tancred said...

He's contradicting him, actually like when we broke the story here:

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2016/04/pope-for-answer-on-amoris-laetitiae.html?m=1

Tancred said...

You've been under a rock or something.

Steve said...

Getting to Heaven will hold surprises. There will be people there that you didn't expect to see. There will people you expected to see that are absent. And the biggest surprise of all, you are there! I will see you in Heaven. God love you! Bishop Fulton Sheen

Tancred said...

But, Bishop Robert Barron says.....

Sean McCallum said...

Yep. The Rock known as Saint Peter and the Papacy.

Anonymous said...

Let your yes mean yes and no mean no.......now who could possibly have said that ? If it isn't clear then someone needs to clarify. If there is no clarity then there is confusion. We need clarity. Eg. The anathemas of the Council of Trent, total clarity in simple terms for all to understand.

Sean McCallum said...

How did Pope Francis contradict the Costa Rican bishops? The Pope said "no" in public when he was asked if remarried divorcees could receive Communion.

Tancred said...

Or the ones implanted in your skull.

Tancred said...

I don't know how it could be more clear. He said it in plain Italian. Does the law of non-contradiction mean anything to you?

Sean McCallum said...

You are right. It couldn't be more clear. "POPE FRANCIS: NO COMMUNION FOR DIVORCED AND REMARRIED"

http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/12/pope-francis-no-communion-for-divorced-and-remarried-papal-clarification-sheds-light-on-hot-button-topic-arising-from-latest-exhortation-amoris-laetitia/

Sean McCallum said...

I have a billion rocks implanted in my skull. But thanks be to God, the one rock that I'm under is the Rock of Saint Peter and the Papacy.

Tancred said...

You're free to believe any non-sense you wish. But Bergoglio has affirmed that they may and endorsed a Cardinal whose practice it has been to do just that in Vienna for the last two decades.

Tancred said...

You keep telling yourself that.

Sean McCallum said...

Ok. I'll believe my nonsense. But I will accept your nonsense if you produce a public statement from the Pope that supports your nonsense.

Sean McCallum said...

I will. Thank you.

Tancred said...

Except that he's publicly stated in the presence of the press that they can.

thewarourtime.com said...

@Tancred: Thank very much you for this. Please see also:
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- Obispo Monseñor José Francisco Ulloa Rojas: No se habla de que divorciados vueltos a casar comulguen (There is no talk of divorced and remarried to receive Communion) | La Nación (nacion.com)
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- Pro Domine et Ecclesia contra #AmorisLaetitia; Petitions: To the Pope; To all Catholic Bishops

Unknown said...

I think Sean is being wilfully obtuse.

Anthomy

Tancred said...

Agreed!

Sean McCallum said...

Well, I think I'm not being willfully obtuse. There you go. And I'll repeat that I'll accept I'm wrong when someone posts Pope Francis public teaching that ex-divorcees who remarried can receive Communion without confessing their sin.

Here, I'll save the willfully obtuse time. There isn't any such teaching. So don't waste your time.

Tancred said...

I just did but you ignored it.

Sean McCallum said...

No, I read it. Pope Francis did not say one word that permits Catholics who divorced and remarried to receive Communion without having confessed their sin or sins. Not one word from the Pope about that.

The teachings about divorced and remarried Catholics stand in the catechism and Church documents. Pope Francis has not changed any of that.

So if anyone can produce one public statement from the Pope that said divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion without going to Confession, then please post it. Of course, no one can do that because no such statement from the Pope exists.

However, what exits is a clear public statement from Pope Francis that divorced and remarried Catholics (who haven't confessed) are not allowed to receive Communion.

Sean McCallum


Tancred said...

Quibbling. He specifically states that they can. Whether he has the right to do this is another question.