Catholic Family News
A Monthly Journal Preserving our Catholic Faith and Heritage
Navigation

Bishop Schneider: “Amoris laetitia”: a need for clarification in order to avoid a general confusion

ath_schn_cfn
“Amoris laetitia”: a need for clarification in order to avoid a general confusion

The paradox of the contradictory interpretations of “Amoris laetitia”


By Bishop Athanasius Schneider

English Translation from Voice of the Family

...There are bishops and priests who publicly and openly declare that AL represents a very clear opening-up to communion for the divorced and remarried, without requiring them to practice continence. In their opinion, it is this aspect of sacramental practice, which, according to them, is now to undergo a significant change that gives AL its truly revolutionary character. Interpreting AL with reference to irregular couples, a president of a Bishops’ Conference has stated, in a text published on the website of the same Bishops’ Conference: “This is a disposition of mercy, an openness of heart and of spirit that needs no law, awaits no guideline, nor bides on prompting. It can and should happen immediately”.

This opinion was further confirmed by the recent declarations of Father Antonio Spadaro S.J., after the Synod of Bishops in 2015, that the Synod had established the “foundations” for the access of divorced and remarried couples to communion by “opening a door” that had still been closed during the previous Synod in 2014. Now, as Father Spadaro alleges in his commentary on AL, his prediction has been confirmed. There are rumours that Father Spadaro was a member of the editorial group behind AL.

The way to abusive interpretations appears to have been paved by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn himself, who said, during the official presentation of AL in Rome, with regard to irregular unions, that: “My great joy as a result of this document resides in the fact that it coherently overcomes that artificial, superficial, clear division between ‘regular’ and ‘irregular'”. Such a statement suggests that there is no clear difference between a valid, sacramental marriage and an irregular union, between venial and mortal sin.

See full article at:
http://voiceofthefamily.com/official-english-translation-of-bishop-schneiders-reflection-on-amoris-laetitia/


RELATED:
http://www.onepeterfive.com/we-do-not-need-clarifications-rescind-the-document/


See also:

Situation Ethics Enshrined: Francis’ Amoris Laetitia
Francis' Zombie Apocalypse
Video: CFN Media 14 - Francis' Rich Church and "Exhortation" Fraud
Amoris Laetitia and The Great Façade
De Mattei: If the text is catastrophic, even more catastrophic is the fact that it was signed by the Vicar of Christ...
Socci: The Apostolic Exhortation is a turning-point in Catholic Doctrine
Francis Post-Synodal Exhortation released


 
• • •


Comments? Contact
cfnjjv@gmail.com


• • •

Subscribe to
Catholic Family News:
a traditional Catholic monthly print journal faithful to what the Church has taught
"in the same meaning and in the same explanation" for 2000 years

YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE PRINT EDITION OF CFN
MAKE THIS INTERNET APOSTOLATE POSSIBLE!

 








Daily Blog - 2016 Catholic News