‘#AmorisLaetitia not a reform of rules, but a reform of the Church,’ says Archbishop Cupich

Words to terrify and literally scare the hell out of all orthodox believers!


One of the most discussed issues during the last months was the interpretation of chapter 8 of “Amoris Laetitia” about remarried divorcees. There were different interpretations: nothing changed or something changed. What is your position on that?

My position is the same as that of Pope Francis, who has indicated that the proper interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” was given by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and then again by the bishops of Argentina, for which the Pope noted “no further interpretation is needed.” So if people want to know what I think, they should refer to those sources. I also draw attention to the fine article written by Professor Rocco Buttiglione in L’Osservatore Romano on July 19 of this year, which I reprinted in our archdiocesan newspaper. Professor Buttiglione makes a convincing case for the continuity of the teaching of Pope Francis on these matters with his predecessors and with The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Cupich: It’s up to us as bishops of the US to respond to the Pope’s vision, by Andrea Tornielli, 12/10/2016 | VATICAN INSIDER La Stampa INQUIRIES AND INTERVIEWS

(My emphasis)


Qual è secondo lei la riforma più importante e urgente che il Papa vorrebbe realizzare?
«L’inizio di processi che, secondo la sua personale convinzione, sono quelli che lo Spirito vuole provocare nella sua Chiesa. In quanto tali, questi processi andranno oltre gli anni del pontificato di Francesco e, orientati dallo Spirito, diventeranno irreversibili, perché saranno entrati nel cuore del popolo di Dio». – “Il Papa che vuol far brillare il volto di una Chiesa accogliente” | La Stampa | ANDREA TORNIELLI, Pubblicato il 17/12/2016 – Intervista con Víctor Manuel Fernández, rettore della Uca: gli 80 anni di Francesco, un primo bilancio del pontificato e il cuore del suo messaggio