when a local church tries "to align the universal Church with its own particularities. The somewhat arrogant conviction of having attained a degree of culture superior to those of other human groups, more particularly to that which reigns at the center of the Church, thus provokes a kind of fever of religious imperialism."
The Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church's teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.—Pope St. John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio.
(i)t is a fundamental duty of the Church to reaffirm strongly, as the Synod Fathers did, the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage. To all those who, in our times, consider it too difficult, or indeed impossible, to be bound to one person for the whole of life, and to those caught up in a culture that rejects the indissolubility of marriage and openly mocks the commitment of spouses to fidelity, it is necessary to reconfirm the good news of the definitive nature of that conjugal love that has in Christ its foundation and strength.—Familiaris Consortio 20.
to profane the Holy Eucharist by receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ while knowingly living in mortal sin will result in the corruption and possible damnation of one's soul.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the Body and Blood of the Lord.—1 Corinthians 11:27.
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.—St. Luke 17:2; St. Mark 9:42; St. Matthew 18:6.
Spare us, O Lord Jesus Christ, from the machinations of evil men. Save Your Church, most merciful Redeemer, and guide her through Your orthodox bishops and all faithful witnesses to Your Truth. Bring to submission all those who, knowingly or unknowingly, promote error and who lead people astray. Help us to shed the evil skin of error masquerading as Your teaching. Drive from us the wickedness of lies and deceit. Call Your people to fidelity and to an unfailing embrace of Your commandments so that we may be grow in love for You and each other and thus, keeping Your commandments, we may be known as Your disciples. Amen.Fast and pray for the Bishop of Rome and the entire college of bishops.