Cardinal Müller States Pope Francis Can't and Didn't Change Divine Law on Divorced and Remarried Receiving Communion
ChurchMilitant.com on May 5, 2016 reported "Cardinal Gerhard Müller is saying 'Amoris Laetitia' (AL) does not say divorced and remarried can receive Holy Communion."
"Without going into details, it is enough to point out that this footnote refers to objective situations of sin in general, not to the specific case of civilly remarried divorcees. The situation of the latter has peculiar features which distinguishes it from other situations. The footnote does not apply to the previous discipline. The standard of "Familiaris Consortio" 84 and "Sacramentum Caritatis" 29 and their application in all cases is still valid."
The Cardinal put those on notice, even some close to the Pope, that they are misreading what the document did and can do.
The report said the Cardinal added:
"At no point has Pope Francis called the arguments of his predecessors into question."
Cardinal Müller reiterated the key point to the seminarians, "The Church has no power to change the Divine Law. Not even a pope or council can change that." He also lamented that it's a "misreading" of ALthat has resulted in such polemics.