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A CDF document sheds light on Amoris Laetitia and Contraception

Here’s the document: The moral norm of Humanae Vitae and pastoral duty. “The duty of calling good and evil by their right names in the area of responsible procreation was carried out by Paul VI with a most faithful love … Continue reading

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What if Pope Francis retracts portions of Amoris Laetitia?

On EWTN news show “The World Over”, canon lawyer Fr. Gerald Murray said that chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia was in “error” and he hoped it would be “withdrawn” by Pope Francis. []. What would happen, in the Church, if … Continue reading

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Communion Discipline for the Orthodox shows the wisdom of Amoris Laetitia

The following article was written at my request by reader Marco, based on his excellent comments about Amoris Laetitia in other posts. Many claim that allowing the divorced and remarried to receive Communion would go against Divine Law. They claim … Continue reading

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Pope Francis uses the AAS to approve of the Buenos Aires interpretation of Amoris Laetitia

Some commentators are making a lot of noise over the inclusion in the most recent publication of the AAS (Acts of the Apostolic See) of a statement that two documents, a papal letter to Msgr. Fenoy and the document of … Continue reading

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The Council of Trent versus Amoris Laetitia and the Maltese Bishops

“CHAPTER VII. “On the preparation to be given so that one may worthily receive the sacred Eucharist “If it is not fitting for anyone to approach any of the sacred functions, except with holiness, certainly, the more that the holiness … Continue reading

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My Commentary on the 5 Dubia regarding Amoris Laetitia

The full text of the Dubia proposed by four Cardinals to Pope Francis is here. First, I would like to reply to the claim of some dubia supporters that the Cardinals are simply asking questions and asking for clarification. What … Continue reading

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My Comments on the Amoris Laetitia controversy

No Pope can ever teach heresy. No Pope can ever commit apostasy, heresy, or schism. Those who accuse any current Roman Pontiff of teaching heresy, or of committing apostasy, heresy, or schism, are themselves guilty of schism. For “it arises … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia, Fr. Z., and Footnote 351

Fr. Z. is calling footnote 351 in Amoris Laetitia: “Infamous Footnote 351”. This type of expression, used about any content in any magisterial document, is sinful. He is speaking as if he were the judge over the Magisterium and the … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia on Sin and the Sacraments

Certain few passages in Amoris Laetitia are being singled out for harsh criticism. Paragraph 298 298. The divorced who have entered a new union, for example, can find themselves in a variety of situations, which should not be pigeonholed or … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia on Automatic Marriage

As far as I know, Amoris Laetitia is the first magisterial document of the Holy See to decide a certain question concerning baptism and marriage: Amoris Laetitia: 75. In the Church’s Latin tradition, the ministers of the sacrament of marriage … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia on Contraception and Sex in Marriage

The Latin title of this Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis means “The Joy of Love”. But it is also titled, in English, “On Love in the Family”. The exhortation is termed “post-synodal” because it represents the last document of the … Continue reading

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Is Francis only Pope if He behaves like a Pope?

Aldo Maria Valli has written an article proclaiming that Rome is without a Pope. He reasons that if the Pope does not conform to Aldo’s understanding of what a Pope should be and should do, then the Pope is no … Continue reading

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