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John Grabowski, associate professor, theology, was quoted in an article published in the Philadelphia Inquirer discussing controversial comments made by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. See below.

Chaput edict draws mixed reviews; Kenney calls it 'not Christian'

From: Philadelphia Inquirer 
Date: July 8, 2016
Author: David O'Reilly

...A large part of the debate involves just what Francis meant to say about the inclusion in parish life of unmarried but cohabiting Catholics, those in same-sex relationships, and the estimated 4.5 million who are divorced and remarried without an annulment.

"It's being read in different ways by different individuals and different bishops," said John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology at Catholic University of America.

Grabowski, an authority on Amoris Laetitia, noted that in one place Francis writes that priests have the duty to accompany those who divorce and remarry outside the church "in helping them to understand their situation according to the teaching of the Church and the guidelines of the bishop."

But Grabowski noted that Francis also wrote in Amoris that "I would also point out that the Eucharist 'is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.' "...

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