“Hence it can no longer simply be said that all those in any ‘irregular’ situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace'. AL301 (Ambiguous statement in my opinion) One might conclude from the above statement in AL that the 'irregular situation' can be applied to both heterosexual and homosexual cohabitation. The phrase 'any irregular situation' covers a broad spectrum. Pope Francis argues that it is possible for some (or even most?) couples in "irregular relationships" to be in a state of grace so there must be a group of people who we can label as the 'innocent or good "cohabitors" (for want of a better phrase!) & homosexual 'couples', those in a state of grace are 'subjective good cohabitors' so allowed to receive communion. The Pope did not say that everyone in an irregular union was in a state of grace. That must mean then there must be a second group --- the 'guilty/bad cohabitors/homosexual couples' who live in actual mortal sin who are not allowed to receive communion (if they persist in their illegitimate living together). How on earth does one distinguish between the two groups? Who makes the judgement call that a couple in an irregular relationship can or cannot receive the Eucharist? Can you see the problems that such an ambiguous phrase creates?