So… there is the Letter itself and there is the MSM (“main stream media” for those of you in Columbia Heights) spin, especially through headlines.
Headlines are often composed not by the writers of the articles, but by backroom editors who often a) don’t have clue about the subject matter and b) have an axe to grind.
So, let’s gather headlines… just headlines and links… of the first articles about Amoris laetitia.
Pope to church: Be more accepting of divorced Catholics, gays and lesbians
Right. That really gets to the heart of it.
Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage
Pope Francis, Urging Less Judgment, Signals Path for Divorced on Communion
Pope calls for compassionate Church open to ‘imperfect’ Catholics
Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful
THAT was predictable.
‘No one must feel condemned,’ says pope while affirming church doctrine
Pope’s Family Document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Tackles Complex Pastoral Challenges
Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter):
Francis’ exhortation a radical shift to see grace in imperfection, without fearing moral confusion
‘Amoris Laetitia’: Francis challenges the church
Pope Francis’ Exhortation on the Family an ‘Organic Development of Doctrine’
In their dreams!
Papal exhortation avoids clear statement on Communion
AMORIS LAETITIA OPENS THE WAY TO HOLY COMMUNION FOR DIVORCED AND REMARRIEDS