LOGICAL INCOMPATIBILITY: SOMETHING CANNOT BE TRUE AND FALSE AT THE SAME TIME

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Above, a statue of the Roman God, Janus, who could see the past, present and future at the same time.

 

“Two completely different—and logically incompatible—arguments in favor of communion for the divorced and remarried have figured in the synodal process that led up to Amoris Laetitia. Despite their incompatibility, both arguments can be found in Amoris itself, at least according to many of the document’s interpreters.”

Here are the arguments:

A) Living in a new sexual relationship after a divorce from a valid marriage can in some cases be objectively morally good or at least morally acceptable, namely in cases where the new relationship is so established that the well-being of children and other innocent persons would be jeopardized if the couple were to separate or attempt to live as “brother and sister.” Jeopardizing the well-being of innocent persons would be unjust, which is to say immoral, and this means that the morally right course of action is to preserve and nurture the new relationship. This is why persons who are in this kind of situation can receive communion.

B) Living in a sexual relationship after a divorce from a valid marriage is always objectively gravely immoral, but various factors can diminish or even remove subjective guilt. So while the situation itself is gravely sinful, the persons involved in it need not be in a state of mortal sin. This is why some of them can receive communion.

Read more:   http://biblefalseprophet.com/2017/04/10/two-completely-different-and-logically-incompatible-arguments-can-be-found-in-amoris-laetitia/

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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