Tag Archives: Amoris Laetitia

Fr. Murray looks again at the Profession about marriage issued by the Bishops of Kazakhstan

Not long ago, the Bishops of Kazakhstan issued a document, a Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage.   I wrote about it and provided an audio reading of it HERE.
At The Catholic Thing my friend Fr. Gerry Murray has written a … Continue reading

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WRONG: Maltese, Germans, Argentinians and now Braga. “Patently and gravely wrong.” Ed Peters explains the situation.

My old pastor and mentor, Msgr. Schuler, used to say: When you’re right, you can’t be wrong.
The flip side is: When you’re wrong, you can’t be right.
There are a lot of people out there who are just plain wrong about … Continue reading

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Card. Eijk: Pope Francis should create clarity about ‘Amoris laetitia’

UPDATE:
I note that Mark de Vries has a better translation than the one someone has provided so far:  HERE
(In Dutch, the word for ‘thus’, and an informal word for ‘sister’
consisting of its first syllable, are homonyms…)
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Here’s some news…

BREAKING Cardinal Eijk: … Continue reading

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Hitchens: We were told not to worry.

At First Things, Dan Hitchens nailed it.  Look at this.
When communion for the remarried was reintroduced into Catholic discussion a few years ago, we were informed that it was a “pastoral” and “merciful” initiative. Those of us who pointed out … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on authority of Popes, possibility of others correcting contradictory papal teachings

Back in December, First Things published a piece by the former Prefect of the CDF, Gerard Ludwig Card. Müller on the sacrament of penance. His observations on objective sin and subjective guilt, about knowledge, etc., are germane to a whole raft … Continue reading

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VIDEO Bp. Athanasius Schneider interview about “Amoris laetitia” Controversy

His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, gave an interview on French TV about Pope Francis and the Amoris laetitia controversy that is tearing apart of the unity of the Church in many spheres.  The video is available.  There are English subtitles.
He … Continue reading

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Wherein @MassimoFaggioli tosses another nastygram at the “rigorist” straw man

Massimo “Beans” Faggioli … what a puzzle.
He seems to be bright, but he constantly tweets dopey things.

The diocese in Albano, Italy is setting up a shelter for separated or divorced fathers who, having to pay monthly livelihood to wife and … Continue reading

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UDPATED Two stories intersect in Ch 8 of Amoris laetitia: An attack on Humanae vitae and a Cardinal speaks up

UPDATE 11 Jan:
Fathers and seminarians,
Be sure to read the response by a good theological to the bad theologian – the canary in the mine shaft – who at a Jesuit school launched an attack on the integrity of Humanae vitae.
Professor Josef … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on the Buenos Aires Bishops and the Pope’s affirming Letter

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a helpful piece today at The Catholic Thing about the ongoing Amoris laetitia controversy.  He offers some clarity about the interpretation by the bishops of Buenos Aires of the ambiguous content of Chapter 8.  Subsequently … Continue reading

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Is the #AmorisLaetitia agenda just the warm up for the full assault on #HumanaeVitae?

If the unrepentent sinner, unshriven and without a firm purpose of amendment, can officially be admitted to Holy Communion, it’s game over for discipline in the Church.  It’s over for authoritative teaching on faith and morals.
If Christ was wrong about marriage and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 160: Bishops of Kazakhstan issue “Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage” AUDIO

As the controversy erupted at the irruption of Amoris laetitia, I opined that, even though the document could be read in a properly orthodox way, those who were inclined not to support the Church’s teaching would say it meant something innovative … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH! Pope gives public answer about Communion for the divorced and remarried

In 2012, five whole years ago and a few months, Benedict XVI answered a public question about the divorced and remarried. The occasion is a meeting in Milan and the 7th World Meeting Of Families. TEXT HERE

5 THE ARAUJO FAMILY … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest threatened with “Double Excommunication”

From a reader…
The 21 Nov. 2017 editions of Rorate Caeli and Eponymous Flower both posted that Fr. Minutella is facing Double Excommunication by the Vatican. He is in a dispute over Amoris Laettia.
If you have time, can you explain what … Continue reading

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U.S. priest in L’Osservatore Romano promotes either dissoluble marriage or polygamy

You have to pay attention to language, especially in the hands of libs.   They twist and they turn.  They set you up with implicit premises which you might breeze right by.   They lead you astray and into the dark places … Continue reading

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Italian media reports on @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese and on Card. Müller

At the Italian site La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana there are two stories which merit attention.
First, they report on the current kerfuffle stirred by the Left against Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison. The Extraordinary Ordinary. HERE
Here’s a taste…
Attack … Continue reading

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Lunacy in Lyon

LifeSite has a horrifying article about a development in France… poor poor France.
C’mon, faithful Catholics!  Allons y, traditional co-religionists!  Marry and have lots of kids!
Anyway, back to the Lunacy in Lyon.
Ban on Communion for divorced and remarried is ‘absurd and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Assistant priest wonders what to do if pastor won’t speak to adulterous couples who receive Communion.

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Here is a question which perhaps you could answer for those of us who are parochial vicars.
What should we do if people regularly present themselves for communion who are married outside the Church?  Ordinarily, we have the very … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on the Jesuit-run Boston “Amoris laetitia” Agitprop Workshop

The other day I read of and wrote of the recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on the reception of Amoris laetitia.  HERE and HERE  and HERE  In the balance, this confab was really an Agitprop Workshop.  The participants in this closed-door … Continue reading

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A Dominican Thomist examines the claim that “Amoris laetitia” is “Thomistic”

This is really important.
I’ve been waiting for a Dominican well-versed in Thomas to examine the claim that Amoris laetitia is a “Thomistic” document and/or that it makes good use of the Angelic Doctor’s words.
At LifeSite find an examination by Father Thomas Crean, … Continue reading

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The recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on the reception of Amoris Laetitia in these USA seems to have been intended as a closed workshop on how to “struggle” (in the Cultural Revolution sense) against the Four Olds (in this case, Familiaris Consortio, … Continue reading

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