Cardinal Wuerl: Reception of Communion is not a doctrinal position.

"When we talk about doctrinal givens, things that are fixed, we're talking about something such as In what does marriage consist? The reception of Communion is not a doctrinal position. It's a pastoral application of the doctrine.... Just to repeat the practice of the past without any effort to see whether there is some awareness, openness, influence of the Spirit that might be helping us in total continuity with our past practice to find a new direction today."

-- Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington

Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015. 

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