Amoris Laetitia Is “Totally Consistent” with Past Teachings

“Does the Pope say the divorced and civilly remarried may now be readmitted to Holy Communion? No.” The Bishop of Portsmouth, England, Philip Egan, has described the Pope’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia as a “magnificent” document, “breathtaking in scope,” and has urged everyone, “clergy and people,” to read and study it. Below we reprint excerpts from […]

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“Deep Dissonance” Between Exhortation and Papal Documents of Predecessors?

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Excerpts from a talk given by Dr. Anna Silvas in which she argues that parts of Amoris Laetitia are “subtly treacherous” I am aware that Amoris Laetitia, as an apostolic exhortation, does not come under any rubric of infallibility. Still it is a document of the Papal Ordinary Magisterium, and thus it makes the idea […]

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Letter #46, 2016: Sarah’s Remarkable Talk

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May 26, 2016, Thursday — Cardinal Sarah’s Remarkable Talk Last Week in Washington Cardinal Sarah Issues a Powerful Warning… “The battle to preserve the roots of mankind is perhaps the greatest challenge our world has faced since its origins.” —Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Holy See’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of […]

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“Without Putting Limits on Integration…”

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Reading Amoris Laetitia: The Structure and Meaning of the Post-Synod Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis The exhortation incorporates from the synodal document the path of discernment of individual cases without putting limits on integration, as appeared in the past. It declares, moreover, that it cannot be denied that in some circumstances “imputability and responsibility for […]

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Letter #37, 2016: The Danger of Schism

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April 28, 2016, Thursday — A Prominent German Theologian Warns of the Danger of Schism “That it is a rupture is something that is seems obvious to any person capable of thinking who reads the texts in question.” —Prof. Robert Spaemann, 89, a leading German Catholic philosopher, in an interview yesterday on the Pope’s document […]

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Letter #35, 2016: Athanasius speaks

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April 26, 2016, Tuesday – Athanasius Speaks “If we analyze certain statements of AL [Amoris laetitia, “The Joy of Love”] with intellectual honesty within their proper context, we find ourselves faced with difficulties when trying to interpret them in accordance with the traditional doctrine of the Church.” —Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of […]

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