Sodomites are public sinners. Normal people aren’t.

15624682_251995428566772_976970558644158464_nCanon law, i.e. the internal law of the Catholic Church, is not an interest many readers of this blog will share. Nevertheless, the piece published by a renowned canon law expert from the U.S., Ed Peters, is worth reading. This at a time when at Rome Pope Francis has issued a controversial and unprecedented document called Amoris Laetitia, which according to some interprets gives license to another group of public sinners, unrepenting adulterers, to receive the sacraments…

We are all sinners, but not all of us are public sinners.  Public sinners are those “who make an objectively sinful state their way of life.”

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