Springfield, Ill., Jul 19, 2016 / 23:04 pm
Some news reports got it wrong: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput's guidelines on Holy Communion and divorce-and-remarriage were "certainly correct" and in line with Pope Francis and Catholic teaching, an Illinois bishop has said.
"The Bible clearly teaches about the proper disposition to receive Holy Communion in the First Letter to the Corinthians," Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois said July 15.
St. Paul says in that letter that those who receive unworthily will be "guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord."
Canon law reflects this biblical teaching, the bishop said in the Illinois newspaper the State Journal-Register.