Special Report: Devil in Rome premieres Monday, Aug. 22 at 8 PM ET
Bishops are clashing over ways to interpret "Amoris Laetitia," with some claiming it can only be read in light of Tradition, reaffirming Church teaching that those living in an objective state of adultery cannot receive Holy Communion, while others, like Bp. Robert McElroy of San Diego, California claiming it allows divorced and civilly remarried couples to determine for themselves, based on their conscience, whether to receive.
At bottom, those promoting liberal interpretations of the Pope's apostolic exhortation think little of the eternal consequences for the soul receiving the Eucharist in mortal sin — an act that both profanes the Sacrament (a sacrilege) and brings damnation on the soul. Pastors who truly believed this would never counsel couples in invalid unions to approach for Holy Communion.
Watch the panel discuss the loss of belief in Hell and how it's leading to widespread dissent on Church teaching with regard to Holy Communion in "The Download—Eternal Consequences."