Does everyone have a right to receive the Sacraments?

The constant changes in a society in which God is increasingly ignored present real pastoral challenges for the Church. Nevertheless, faithful to its mission, She cannot betray certain principles despite having to adapt some aspects of pastoral praxis to the new circumstances. Now, it is no novelty that for quite some time, many voices have been raised – both within and outside the Church – regarding an allegedly ‘excessive frugality’ in administering the Sacraments. On reading Francis’ words on the necessity of not closing doors to the Sacraments for any reason, within the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, these same voices grew in passion… It was the dawn of long awaited novelties! What could have been the intention of the Holy Father in bringing up this problem? It is opportune to recall certain concepts… Read on…