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January 27, 2016 – Mercy, Divorce and Remarriage

Following the Synod on the Family, some continue to advocate that it is merciful to admit people to Holy Communion who have been divorced and civilly remarried.  This sounds good, but is it good?  What we do not often consider is that before one can be merciful, there is first an objective value or universal truth that has been transgressed.  Mercy is beautifully and powerfully shown when Jesus says to the woman:  “Neither do I condemn you.  Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.”  – Jn 8: 11