Pastors must discern with divorced and remarried Catholics before determining whether the admission to the sacraments is possible, as is the practice of the Vienna archdiocese.
NCR Today: German Cardinal Walter Kasper said the global Catholic church should recognize God's presence more in our brothers and sisters.
Faith and Justice: The papal apostolic exhortation in response to the Synod of Bishops on the family is expected to have some reference to the “internal forum” as a solution to the pastoral problems of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Commentary: Confronted with the threat of terrorism, political fear mongering and the disorienting din of a 24-hour news cycle, the Christian path is hopeful, but a harder journey.
The synod opened the door for some divorced and remarried people to be admitted to the sacraments, but it could not go further, German Cardinal Walter Kasper said.
Text of the German-speaking group's proposal for a possible way for Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics at the Synod of Bishops.
The group of German speaking prelates at the ongoing synod has presented a way that certain divorced and remarried Catholic persons might be allowed to take Communion in the church.
Faith and Justice: With time running out, the synodal fathers appear no closer to resolving their conflicts over issues facing the family than they were a year ago.
Synod, Day 11: Synod prelates have entered into discussions about how the church should treat persons who divorce and remarry without first obtaining annulments.
NCR Today: The new discussion procedure at the ongoing Synod of Bishops was a "huge step forward," according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, moderator of the German language group.