Sunday, November 13, 2005

From Cælum et terra
On the indissolubility of marriage
And a good comments discussion on the Christian East:
The East is blessing adultery, whether the rite is penitential or not. The couple is also receiving communion while living in an objective state of mortal sin.
I asked a Byzantine Catholic priest and university lecturer about this and he couldn’t come up with an answer. On the face of it this accusation makes perfect sense but — believe it or not — the difference is not a roadblock to corporate reunion with Rome. After the Melkite union in 1724 they kept the Orthodox discipline on the matter for at least a century. That discipline is described well in these comments.

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