Posts Tagged ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Make the past the source of inspiration, not the destination

Monday, May 16th, 2022

We need to use the past as a source of inspiration while moving forward, instead of wanting to go back to the way things were in the past, says Pope Francis. It’s not Christian. Wanting to go back in time is different from drawing inspiration from one’s roots in order to move forward with Christ. Read more

Communion for the divorced and remarried; ‘Amoris Laetitia’ at 5 years

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” was released five years ago. The 264-page document, whose title is Latin for “The Joy of Love,” is one of the longest papal writings in history. It meanders through an introduction and nine chapters, offering everything from grandfatherly advice on family life to Scripture reflections to South American love Read more

Conservative heavyweights meeting to shape Catholic Moment

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Next month a conference on the theme “This Catholic Moment” will be held at the Napa Institute, the so-called headquarters for the anti-Pope Francis resistance in the United States. John Meyer, the Executive Director of the Institute, says the conference will be an opportunity to discuss “Catholic renewal in a time of great crisis in Read more

Francis and the Pharisees

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Pope Francis has been known to make off-color or politically incorrect jokes from time to time. For example, he has provoked sighs and raised eyebrows with stereotypical mother-in-law asides and occasional references to women as strawberries on the cake. Then there’s his constant harping about modern-day Pharisees, as he frequently labels those Catholic priests and Read more

Pope accused of heresy

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

A group of priests and scholars from around the world have signed an open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy. Dissatisfied with Francis’s reform agenda, the 19 Catholic priests and academics sent the 20-page letter to the College of Bishops, asking for the college to investigate Francis for the “canonical delict of heresy”. The appeal Read more

Two World Meetings of Families – official and otherwise

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

There will be two World Meetings of Families (WMOF) in Dublin this August. The official one and an alternative parallel conference planned to take place in nearby Ballsbridge. The alternative conference, entitled the Conference of Catholic Families, is sponsored by the Lumen Fidei Institute. It will focus on defending the Church’s teaching on sexuality. It Read more

Cardinal Wuerl’s pastoral plan on Amoris Laetitia points the way forward

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Last weekend, Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl issued a pastoral plan on the implementation of Amoris Laetitia. This text makes an important step towards moving the church beyond the controversies generated by the document, controversies largely confined to the pages of the Catholic press, and focuses on what Amoris Laetitia is really about, revitalizing the church’s Read more

Divorced, remarried Catholics may receive Communion says Pope

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Pope Francis has approved the Argentinian bishops’ interpretation of his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love). The bishops have published a document saying some divorced and remarried Catholics may receive Holy Communion. Francis  says the document “explains precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of ‘Amoris Laetitia.’ There are no other interpretations.” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Read more

Open letter to Father Weinandy, from his predecessor, on Amoris Laetitia

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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You may remember me as your predecessor as executive director of the Secretariat for Christian Doctrine at the U.S.C.C.B. You replaced me in January 2005. I am writing this open letter to you in response to your open letter to Pope Francis in which you address what you describe as a “chronic confusion” that seems to mark Read more

Cardinal Burke’s “final plea” to Pope

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

In what he calls a “final plea”, Cardinal Raymond Burke has again gone public. He wants Pope Francis to clarify his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Burke was one of four cardinals who wrote to Francis last year questioning aspects of Amoris Laetitia. The questions, called dubia, led to the four cardinals being called “the dubia Read more