Letter #66, 2016: It Begins

November 14, 2016, Monday — It Begins “Following the publication of your Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, theologians and scholars have proposed interpretations that are not only divergent, but also conflicting, above all in regard to Chapter VIII. Moreover, the media have emphasized this dispute, thereby provoking uncertainty, confusion, and disorientation among many of the faithful.” […]

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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 #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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