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Law and repentance
16-05-2010, 07:28 AM
Post: #10
 
Thanks for the clarification, Fr. Gregory. There is a wonderfully logical legalism at work in the thinking behind such rules. On the one hand it sticks with Our Lord's teaching; on the other it provides a 'loophole' (as one priest put it to me). The difficulty, from what I observe and hear is that the loophole is operated by canon lawyers and lay assistants which effectiovely means that the petitioner is in an ecclesiastical version of a postcode lottery; some dioceses are notoriously liberal, others are not, and I know of at least one case where a priest has recommended another diocese to a petitioner.

The irony is that the RCC regards as sacramental marriages in a Church (the C of E) whose orders it does not recognise. :o

peace,

John

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
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Law and repentance - John Charmley - 27-04-2010, 12:16 PM
RE: Law and repentance - Zhane Canalpan - 19-12-2012, 04:10 AM
RE: Law and repentance - DanielM - 27-07-2013, 12:08 AM
[] - Antony-Paul - 27-04-2010, 01:17 PM
[] - John Charmley - 27-04-2010, 01:28 PM
law and repentance - kirk yacoub - 07-05-2010, 10:16 AM
[] - John Charmley - 08-05-2010, 01:45 PM
[] - Fr Gregory - 09-05-2010, 05:41 AM
[] - John Charmley - 09-05-2010, 11:32 AM
law and repentance - kirk yacoub - 13-05-2010, 08:24 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 16-05-2010, 03:15 AM
[] - John Charmley - 16-05-2010 07:28 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 16-05-2010, 09:41 PM
[] - John Charmley - 17-05-2010, 06:10 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 17-05-2010, 06:50 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 17-05-2010, 09:21 AM
[] - Antony-Paul - 17-05-2010, 09:41 AM
[] - John Charmley - 17-05-2010, 09:19 PM
[] - Fr Gregory - 18-05-2010, 05:49 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 18-05-2010, 08:47 AM
[] - Antony-Paul - 18-05-2010, 09:50 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 18-05-2010, 04:11 PM
law and repentence - kirk yacoub - 19-05-2010, 08:40 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 20-05-2010, 09:31 PM
[] - John Charmley - 22-05-2010, 08:35 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 22-05-2010, 08:54 AM
law and repentance - kirk yacoub - 22-05-2010, 09:24 AM



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