The webpage Polonia Christiana learned that a forthcoming document of the Polish Bishops about Amoris Laetitia will likely dump the teaching of the Church, including the teaching of John Paul II.
Retired Archbishop Henryk Hoser made a revealing statement during a press conference after a recent two-days assembly of the bishops. He claimed that Amoris Laetitia "confirms the teaching of the previous pontificates" but also introduces a "completely new" format into the pastoral work. According to Hoser until now, pastoral work was "based on collective teaching and formation." In other words: Hoser suggested that from now on Church teaching is one thing, but its implementation a totally different story. Among normal people this is called double moral standards.
Speaking to Polonia Christiana, Hoser pronounced the heresy that the Church has no objective criteria to determine whether adulterers are allowed to receive Communion or not.
Bishop Jan Wątroba of Rzeszów, the chairman of the bishops' commission for the family, talking to Katolicka Agencja Informacyjna, loaded the burden of deciding whether adulterers may receive Communion on the shoulders of the confessors. According to him, "finally it is a confessor who will make a decision".
But if the priests decide, then the bishops have the duty to defend them when they will be attacked by the media for their decision.
A source close to the Church in Poland commented talking to Edward Pentin: “The Polish bishops are leaving behind John Paul II’s legacy and adopting the paradigm shift proposed by Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia.”
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