From the article: Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri is the prelate the Pope nominated Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops. Born in 1940, the Tuscan prelate has four decades of experience as a member of the Vatican diplomatic corps and as of the end of September he has had the task of renewing the Synod institute that will meet twice – in 2014 and 2015 – to discuss the family, after a questionnaire or consultation containing 39 questions on family issues.
Would it be right to deduce then that the issue of the administration of the sacraments to remarried divorcees is open?
“The fact it has been included in the Questionnaire means it is going to be looked at and the intention is to discuss the issue without any taboos, otherwise it would not have been mentioned. This seems obvious to me.”
First, I wasn’t sure this is news so I posted it here, as it pertains to the sacrament of the Eucharist.
What does all this mean? First, this questionaire… is this going to be like when the Pope asked all the bishops of the world about birth control as applied to the pill?
Second, is the necessity for an annullment a discipline or a dogma? What i mean is, *can *this be changed?