Luis F. Ladaria, SJ

Vatican’s doctrine office affirms Communion must be denied to ‘remarried’ divorcees

Rorate Caeli, the prominent Catholic blog, this morning reports on important news from Rome via France. L’Homme Nouveau, a French Catholic magazine, reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF, known colloquially as “The Holy Office”), has given an official reply (responsum) which confirms that Holy Communion may not be given to Catholics who live in a civil marriage with a new partner after being divorced from their sacramentally-married spouse. Below (courtesy of Rorate Caeli) is an English translation of the text of the question (dubium) put to the Holy Office and the Holy Office’s responsum: [Responsum] To the Question of a French […]