Tag: Amoris Laetitia

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The “It” is a formal public “challenge” to the Pope. The challenge part of course, comes from Reuters, where in actuality the “It” is the asking of questions seeking clarity on the Holy Father’s teaching. Sandro Magister, the best one to follow for information on the workings and shenanigans of the Holy See, has published […]

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Four months ago, after the release and praise/outcry over the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL), I asked the question: Whither Francis and the Church. I won’t rehash the controversy, but will restate my main questions: 1) Will Pope Francis change the discipline (based on doctrine) of not allowing the divorced and remarried to receive […]

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Pope Francis dropped a bomb on the Church with the release of his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, On Love in the Family (AL). This is a document long in the making. The Holy Father convened an Extraordinary Synod on the family in 2014.* Discussion “on the family” at the Synod and in the media […]

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Each individual cardinal, as well as each bishop and each priest is now called to preserve in his field of authority the Catholic Sacramental Order and to confess it publicly. If the pope is not willing to make a correction, it is up to another pontificate to officially put things back into order. The tipping […]

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Deacon Jim Russell has written another favorable review of Amoris Laetitia, describing Pope Francis’s ambiguous non-decision regarding the reception of Communion by divorced and remarried (without annulment) Catholics, as “brinksmanship.” He says,  One side note in all this is that “brinkmanship” is not necessarily a new phenomenon when it comes to the papacy. Indeed, it’s precisely […]

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Amoris Laetitia (On Love in the Family), the post-synodal apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis is available in pdf format on the Vatican website. There are also many tens, if not hundreds of commentaries on this document available on both Catholic and secular websites. The text of the document is 261 pages – longer than […]

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