The Church has been in a slow motion schism since the end of Vatican II. Pope John Paul II slowed it down, but Pope Francis has speeded it up. Father Z notes the divisions:
One of the things we have seen over the last few years is that there is a manifest division in the Church and that it is getting bigger. For a long time we’ve seen that parishes within the same diocese are seriously different from each other in doctrine and in worship (the same thing). Now we see sharp divisions between dioceses and even conferences of bishops. For example, since Amoris you can step from one country into another country, like Poland into Germany, and find entirely different policies from bishops conferences on whether or note unrepentant adulterers can be admitted to Holy Communion.
Here is an example of neighboring dioceses in these USA having a sharp difference.
Chicago Cardinal Cupich: ‘Not Our Policy’ to Deny Communion to People in Same-Sex Marriages
During an interview on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, host Phil Ponce raised the topic of Springfield, Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki, who had issued a decree in June 2017 on “Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and Related Pastoral Issues.”
On the other hand, Chicago’s neighbor, Springfield has a different approach.
Go here to read the rest. Pope Francis has indicated that he might go down in history as the pope who split the Catholic Church. Go here to read about this statement. Mission almost accomplished, Holiness.