- Sep 27, 2020
There’s no sense pretending there isn’t an increasingly political edge to some Catholic conversation about the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday Pope Francis urged transparency in one’s relationship with God and gave a shout-out to priests who are finding “creative” ways to support and be with their people as Italy’s COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown continues.
Pope Francis has sent a strong letter to priests urging them to go out and bring faithful the sacraments amid the coronavirus outbreak, voicing fear that some might leave the Church due to it’s failure to be there for people in times of need.
A lack of faith and a misunderstanding of marriage can mean no sacramental marriage occurred, even if both the husband and wife had been baptized, said a new document.
Rose Rea’s name may be on the cover of the book, but she downplays her role in the creation of “Spirit and Life: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church”, published by Sophia Institute Press.
The sacrament of marriage cannot be “improvised,” but must be prepared for, nourished and supported throughout the couple’s journey, Pope Francis said.