Saturday, November 06, 2004

Boston Prelates… Deny Kerry Got An Annulment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The former archbishop of Boston, Bernard Cardinal Law, and his successor, Archbishop Sean O’Malley, have stated that Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry never received an annulment from the Archdiocese of Boston.
If the facts in this article by Bob Dornan are true, then Kerry's reception of Holy Communion represents not only a serious sacrilege but also a grave public scandal (as if it did not already do so).
In fidelity to the words of Jesus Christ(5), the Church affirms that a new union cannot be recognised as valid if the preceding marriage was valid. If the divorced are remarried civilly, they find themselves in a situation that objectively contravenes God's law. Consequently, they cannot receive Holy Communion as long as this situation persists(6). [Concerning the Reception of Holy Communion by Divorced and Remarried Members of the Faithful]

Wanderer Article here.

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