At a blog called Dymphna’s Road (unusual name, but blogs often have unusual – and intriguing – names), I saw something that encapsulates what I fear is going to happen in the wake of the Post-Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia.
A FUTURE CONVERSATION?
Mama, what does pastoral mean?
It means, Child, that when your father and his new “wife” go to church the priest has to pretend that I’m dead.
There it is. Even if this is fictional, it’s enough to break your heart because it stabs directly into what we now face …. pastorally.
Again, Amoris laetitia does not change Catholic doctrine… not if you read it carefully. It does not say what the fictional conversation above says. BUT … there are those who will a) not read it carefully and who will b) read it carefully and then lie about what is says in order to do whatever the hell they want and call it “pastoral”.
Let libs deny that. Just go ahead and lie.
Couple the confusion that can be caused by lack of clarity and a dash of insinuation with the idiocy of the MSM and catholic sources on the liberal Left and we are going to see division and confusion grow and metastasize.
We really need our bishops and priests to step up now and preach sound teaching, TRUE Catholic doctrine, with great clarity and great charity.
Please, God, given them courage to stand in the storm.
As I wrote elsewhere about Amoris laetitia:
If the RIGHT, conservatives and traditionalists are now challenged to an even more compassionate approach to all who need pastoral care (I’m not saying thereby that they aren’t already compassionate – that’s just a canard), the LEFT, liberals, are now challenged by Pope Francis actually to embrace Catholic teaching and conform their pastoral approaches to it (and I am saying that they often don’t – and that’s just a fact). Among other things, Amoris laetitia is at least a call to liberals to fidelity to the Church’s teachings and to abandon dissent! On this point Amoris laetitia could cause some division in the catholic Left. Some are more honest than others, after all. Those pastors of souls who aren’t, who dissent from clear Catholic doctrine both in the pulpit and in pastoral practice after this Exhortation will probably wind up in the deep cinders of Hell. There. I said it.
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