What History May Tell Us About Amoris Laetitia

Today cardinals and bishops are intensely divided over whether or not invalidly married Catholics living in adultery can receive Holy Communion. Fifty years ago, this kind of question would have boggled the minds of Catholics everywhere, because the answer would be both obvious and simple: “No!”

There is a true saying that goes, if you don’t learn from history you will be destined to repeat it.  In the Church we have 2000 years of history to learn from and this article points out a very interesting and similar instance from the papacy of Honorious I (628-638AD) that we can learn from when considering the wisdom and results of today’s silence in responding to questions about Amoris Laetitia.  The recorded reasons and statements are amazingly similar.

To say more might keep you from reading the article.  Don’t wait, learn a little history and consider how it might shed light on the outcome of today’s crisis.

Source: What History May Tell Us About Amoris Laetitia – Crisis Magazine


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A Catholic convert with a fire for discipleship, catechesis, and formation that leads to transformed lives in Christ. View all posts by Rob Brock

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