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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Not a Reward for Saints, But a Remedy For Sinners?

If the Church should
“seriously consider the possibility – based on each individual case and not in a generalizing way – to admit civilly divorced and remarried believers to the sacrament of Penance and Holy Communion,”
and Henry VIII is, (posthumously,) welcomed back to the fold, shouldn't the same go for Anne?

Even if she did sleep with he brother, (which is unlikely,) is that so wrong?

Shouldn't a Vatican spokesman be telling us that
"There must be an end to exclusionary language and a strong emphasis on embracing reality as it is. We should not be afraid of new and complex situations,"
as regards incest, if it's consensual?
But instead,  these are the sorts of harsh words we're accustomed to hearing-
“the martyrdom of silence in many families where incest has taken place.”
"the terrible evil of incest"
Perhaps we can should try to find some path of gradualism for those in incestuous relationships, since
“mercy toward sinners is not a form of weakness nor an abandonment of Church teaching.”  
Didn't the mid-term relatio last year say that,
"Incestuous persons homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community,” 
and that
“the question of incest homosexuality leads to a serious reflection on how to elaborate realistic paths of affective growth and human evangelical maturity integrating the sexual dimension.”
I'm having trouble with the logical consistency here.

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