This doozy of an article sheds light on the impression Pope Francis has created that he is 'making decisions' about overturning and overruling infallible Church teaching and Scripture.
A pope has no such authority. When the Romans pretend they do, it feels like they are summoning the luminaries in the episcopal see to figure out if water is still wet. It's a devious charade.
Last month, the Holy Father told the German Bishops that Church teaching is authored by or overruled with unanimous votes on an episcopal level. By restating Church teaching, the article duly notes "The decision indicates that the Pope...recognizes doctrinal impediments to such decentralization".
No, it isn't 'decentralization', it's called a counterfeit church. It's Pilate standing washing his hands of Christ's Blood while asking 'what is truth' when he is staring It right in the Face.
Dutch Cardinal Eijk, said it best when he called the attempted decapitation of Christ's Mystical Body 'incomprehensible' and said the pope should have given the Germans clear directives based upon clear doctrine and the practice of the Church.
While its delightful the Holy Father has put an end to this charade, brace yourself: Archbishop Ladaria has disclosed that the Romans have been told to prepare a 'clarification' on Church Law relevant to "Communion for Protestants".
Other than 'clarifying' Protestants may never receive Communion unless its a death-bed conversion to Catholicism, there is really nothing to say.
My gut instincts are, they are going to produce a wordy, clear-as-mud document that will screw up Church teaching to a fare-the-well. The modus operandi of this papacy.
One thing we have going in our favor, it appears Archbishop Ladaria is a practicing Catholic:
Finally, he said the question of Communion is a matter of Church law and cited Canon 844 of the Code of Canon Law, which deals with access to the sacraments of the Catholic Church.
It will be interesting to see if screwball footnotes get added before publication!