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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Photo Credit: Catholic News Agency

By Daniel Thimons, Crisis Magazine, November 19, 2019

Daniel Thimons is Director of the Office for Marriage and Family Life in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He previously held the same position for the Diocese of Columbus. The views expressed in his articles are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Daniel ThimonsOn November 11, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, addressed the USCCB General Assembly. In this address, he stated: “The pastoral thrust of this pontificate must reach the American people, especially as families continue to demand of dioceses and parishes the accompaniment envisioned by Amoris Laetitia.”

What exactly is this accompaniment that families are demanding? I pray that Archbishop Pierre is not referring to the practice of the bishops of Argentina, Germany, and Malta who defy Scripture and the unchangeable Tradition of the Church by granting Holy Communion to those in a public state of adultery—the divorced and civilly remarried.  ….