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Three Kazakhstan Bishops Confront Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ approval of the pastoral norms of the Buenos Aires Bishops has caused a considerable and increasing confusion among the faithful and the clergy, write three Kazakhstan Bishops.

They are Astana Archbishop Tomash Peta, Karaganda Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga and Astana Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider. Their statement is dated December 31, 2017.

It sees the pastoral norms as a means of spreading the “plague of divorce” even in the life of the Church. Legitimating a second liaison “represents a substantial alteration of the two thousand-year-old” sacramental discipline and doctrine of the Church.

The bishops quote from the Church Fathers up to recent popes who unanimous agree that a second liaison is never legitimate.

They conclude, “It is not licit to justify, approve, or legitimize either directly or indirectly divorce and a non-conjugal stable sexual relationship through the sacramental discipline of the admission of so-called ‘divorced and remarried’ to Holy Communion, in this case a discipline alien to the entire Tradition of the Catholic and Apostolic faith.”

Picture: Tomash Peta, Jan Pawel Lenga, Athanasius Schneider, © wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsAamidgljnm
De Profundis
Breaking, Two Italian Bishops - Luigi Negri, archbishop emeritus of Ferrara-Comacchio and Carlo Maria Viganò, former apostolic nuncio to the United States - have joined the bishops of Kazakhstan in putting their names to the Profession Truth
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Uncle Joe
I'd bet not many of these 'well fed' faces can see their shoes.
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Tesa
There are about 4000 bishops in the world. A vast sea of well-fed faces all looking at their shoes.
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This is the clearest statement yet of the immutable truths of the Catholic Faith concerning marriage and sacramental discipline. I
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God bless you for your courage ,and for keeping up the faith and truth ,
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Excellent, the Truth is beautiful.

Jesus the Christ Is The Truth.
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Jim Dorchak
I think they are saying "It is just not Catholic"
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