Both on communion and Latin Mass, ‘weaponization’ may be Pope’s target

OME – So far this summer, there’ve been two big upheavals on the American Catholic landscape. They’re global Catholic questions that hardly apply only to the States, but which, for one reason or another, are felt with special intensity by Americans. The role of Pope Francis in both cases is especially revealing. The first tumult came in June, when the US bishops voted to move forward with a document on the Eucharist which potentially could set the stage for denying communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians. The second erupted Friday, when Pope Francis reversed Pope emeritus Benedict XVI’s liberalization of permission to celebrate the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass.

Both on communion and Latin Mass, ‘weaponization’ may be Pope’s target

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