Posts Tagged ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Two World Meetings of Families – official and otherwise Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Conscience, heresy, Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Developing and using your conscience is of prime importance when working your way around moral questions, Pope Francis told the Italian Bishops Conference on Saturday. His comments aimed to help the bishops explore their conference theme: “The Gospel of Love between Conscience”. Drawing on Amoris Laetitia (AL), his 2015 post-synodial document, Francis defended AL’s stance Read more

Bishops debate Amoris Laetitia and one-size-fits-all rules Comments 0

Monday, October 9th, 2017

An Italian Jesuit says Pope Francis thinks the Church can no longer issue one general rules that apply to whole categories of people. Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro who was one of the first people to interview Francis as pope in 2013, told a conference of bishops and theologians considering how to implement Amoris Laetitia that Read more

Burke is back – Pope reappoints dubia cardinal Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Pope Francis has reappointed Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court. Burke had earlier served as a prefect of the court for six years. It is nearly three years since Francis removed him. Over that time Francis has removed or failed to reappoint Burke as a member of the Vatican’s Read more

Dubia answered – Pope indirectly responds to the four dubia cardinals Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Pope Francis may have indirectly answered the four “dubia” cardinals who challenged him last year over Amoris Laetitia, his 2016 teaching on family life. In a question and answer session with members of the Jesuit order in Colombia earlier this month, Francis referred to the dubia, saying: “I want to repeat clearly that the morality Read more

Conservatives attempt to correct Pope’s “heresy” using medieval means Comments 2

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Some conservative Catholics say parts of Amoris Laetitia amount to heresy and have sent Pope Francis a medieval “filial correction”. Pope Francis published Amoris Laetitia last year after two synods on the Family. Sixty-two clergy, theologians, academics and a bishop from the Society of St.Pius X – a Catholic break-away cult – have written to him Read more