Last Sunday Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France, hosted an event for adulterers in his Cathedral during which he distributed to them Holy Communion.
According to La Croix Barbarin constructed in his homily the bizarre case of a divorcee living in adultery who "cannot put up any longer with not receiving Communion" and because of this "internal suffering" decides to stop attending Mass, "then it would be absurd and inhumane to continue to withhold it from them.”
Barbarin left it to the subjective feeling of the adulterer whether Communion should be received or not because “for some people, the path of faith necessarily includes taking communion, while for others, it is enough to participate in Mass without communion.” en.news
|October 17, 2015|
“The leaders, the guides of the people of God have neglected prayer and penance, and so the demon has obscured their intelligence; they have become these wandering stars that the old devil will drag along with his tail to make them perish” Our Lady of la Salette- France.
If anyone says that faith alone is sufficient preparation for receiving the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist: let him be anathema. And that so great a Sacrament may not be unworthily received, and therefore unto death and condemnation, this holy Council ordains and declares that sacramental confession must necessarily be made beforehand by those whose conscience is burdened by mortal sin, however contrite they may consider themselves. If anyone moreover teaches the contrary or preaches or obstinately asserts, or even publicly by disputation shall presume to defend the contrary, by that fact itself he is excommunicated. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1661. Julius III, Council of Trent, Session XIV, October 11, 1551)
Anathema for those who deny that a new union after separation is adultery
If anyone says that the Church errs, inasmuch as she has taught and still teaches that in accordance with evangelical and apostolic doctrine (Mt 10:1, 1Cor 7) the bond of matrimony cannot be dissolved because of adultery of one of the married persons, and that both, or even the innocent one, who has given no occasion for adultery, cannot during the lifetime of the other contract another marriage, and that he, who after the dismissal of the adulteress shall marry another, is guilty of adultery, and that she also, who after the dismissal of the adulterer shall marry another: let him be anathema. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1807.Council of Trent Session XXIV, Doctrine concerning the Sacrament of Marriage, November 11, 1563)