Going against the Vatican’s long-held position that divorced Catholics cannot receive communion without officially annulling their marriage, Pope Francis encouraged the church this week to instead welcome them with “open doors” and praised those pastors who have practiced the “attentive acceptance” of such couples. What do you think?


“When you go around showing this much compassion toward everyone, it really starts to lose its meaning.”

Victor Stoneberg • Beef Grader

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“It’s like this guy is always urging stuff. Relax already.”

Barry Lessman • Spoon Shaper

“That sort of tolerance would save me the trouble of shoving a bunch of communion wafers into my purse for my divorced friends each week.”

Wanda Whipple • Systems Analyst