Archbishop Gądecki (after Pope’s private meeting with Polish Bishops): “Post #AmorisLaetitia, for us who want to keep the truth of the Gospel, no communion for the divorced + civilly remarried if prior marriage valid, which is an expression of full communion with Christ”

Abp Gądecki
Abp Gądecki

Polish/Google Translate English (THE WAR welcomes a better translation)

Abp Gądecki: papież Franciszek rozmawiał z nami jak ojciec z dziećmi | Konferencja Episkopatu Polski

Abp Gądecki: papież Franciszek rozmawiał z nami jak ojciec z dziećmi Archbishop Gądecki: Pope Francis spoke with us like a father with children
Papież Franciszek rozmawiał z nami jak ojciec z dziećmi – powiedział abp Stanisław Gądecki relacjonując spotkanie papieża Franciszka z polskimi biskupami. Przewodniczący KEP powiedział, że Ojciec Święty nie przygotował żadnego tekstu, ale odpowiadał na pytania biskupów. Pope Francis spoke with us like a father with children – said Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki reporting on the meeting of Pope Francis with the Polish bishops. Chairman KEP said that the Holy Father did not prepare any text, but answered questions from bishops.
„Papież nie chce prowadzić dyskusji w ogniu mediów. Dzięki temu każdy może spokojnie wypowiedzieć swoje zdanie. Ta formuła nie jest niczym nadzwyczajnym” – podkreślił przewodniczące KEP. “The Pope does not want to lead a discussion in the heat of the media. So everyone can peacefully express their views. This formula is nothing extraordinary, “- he stressed presiding KEP.
Podczas spotkania Ojciec Święty rozpoczął od czynów miłosierdzia. Pierwszy z nich to „zmarłych pogrzebać”. „Papież wspomniał o odejściu abp. Zygmunta Zimowskiego. Wspólnie pomodliliśmy się za jego duszę” – mówił abp Gądecki. Następnie, nawiązując do kolejnych czynów miłosierdzia Ojciec Święty wspominał o kard. Franciszku Macharskim, który znajduje się w śpiączce. During the meeting, the Holy Father began by acts of charity. The first is “to bury the dead.” “The Pope spoke about the departure of Archbishop. Zygmunt Zimowski. Together they prayed for his soul “- said Archbishop Gądecki. Then, referring to the successive acts of charity, the Holy Father spoke of Cardinal. Francis Macharski, who is in a coma.
Biskupi pytali papieża o to jaką odpowiedź na sekularyzację powinna dać Polska. Następne pytanie dotyczyły miłosierdzia i ruchów charyzmatycznych w Kościele. Ostanie dotyczyło uchodźców. „Ojciec Święty odpowiadał trochę jak do dzieci, w bardzo ciepły sposób. Odnosząc się do każdego z tych zagadnień w sposób długi i wyczerpujący, ale nie na poziomie intelektualnego dyskursu, ale tak jak ojciec rozmawia ze swoimi dziećmi. To moim zdaniem rys pontyfikatu papieża Franciszka” – podkreślił abp Gądecki. The bishops asked the pope for what is the answer to secularization should give Poland. The next question concerned the mercy and charismatic movements in the Church. The last concerned the refugees. “The Holy Father answered a little like children in a very warm way. Referring to each of these issues in a long and grueling, but not at the level of intellectual discourse, but as a father talking to their children. This in my opinion figure of Pope Francis “- emphasized Archbishop Gądecki.
Pytany przez dziennikarzy o kwestię uchodźców przewodniczący KEP poinformował, że Kościół w Polsce podejmuje działania pomocowe w tym zakresie. – Mogą wydawać się one małe, ale są bardzo konkretne – zauważy. Pierwsza z nich to pomoc rodzin rodzinom. Chodzi o nawiązanie prawdziwych relacji międzyludzkich. Pomoc ta odbywa się za pośrednictwem Caritas. Drugą formą pomocy są znane we Włoszech korytarze humanitarne. Chodzi tutaj o pomoc tym, którzy ponieśli najdotkliwsze straty. When asked by journalists about the issue of refugees chairman of the CEP announced that the Church in Poland take action assistance in this regard. – They may seem to be small but they are very specific – notice. The first is to help families families. It’s about establishing real relationships. This assistance is carried out through Caritas. The second form of assistance are known in Italy humanitarian corridors. It is here to help those who have suffered the most severe losses.
„Propozycje te z trudnościami przebijały się przez włoski parlament i zapewne z trudnościami będzie przebijać się przez parlament polski. Musimy jednak myśleć z perspektywy tych poszkodowanych ludzi a nie z własnej” – podkreślił abp Gądecki. “These proposals difficulties pierced by the Italian parliament, and probably with difficulties will break through the Polish parliament. But we have to think from the perspective of affected people and not their own “- emphasized Archbishop Gądecki.
Przewodniczący KEP pytany był także o kwestię przystępowania do Komunii świętej przez osoby rozwiedzione, o której to kwestii papież wspomina w adhortacji „Amoris laetitia”. Abp Gądecki powiedział, że Ojciec Święty wychodzi z założenia, że prawa generalne są trudne do egzekwowania w każdym kraju, dlatego rzuca myśl o decentralizacji, by poszczególne episkopaty mogły z własnej perspektywy podejmować się aplikacji tych papieskich wskazań, ale też, by patrząc na swoją sytuację religijną i kulturową mogły odnosić się do zagadnień, które dotyczą szczegółowych spraw. Chairman of KEP was also asked about the issue of adherence to Holy Communion by divorced people, which is the issue of the pope mentions in the Exhortation “Amoris laetitia”. Archbishop Gądecki said that the Holy Father proceeds from the assumption that the laws of general are difficult to enforce in any country, and therefore throws the idea of decentralization, that individual episcopates could have their own perspective to make the application of the papal indications, but also by looking at their situation religious and cultural might relate to issues that relate to specific issues.
Hierarcha zauważył, że to, co zostało zawarte w posynodalnej adhortacji, a odnosi się do tej sprawy, jest dużym krokiem naprzód, bo uwzględniono, jak powiedział, „nasze głosy”, które chciały zachować prawdę Ewangelii, to znaczy fakt, że nie można przekroczyć w sposób świadomy i dobrowolny nakazu Chrystusa, który dotyczy rozwodu. The prelate noted that what was contained in the Post-Synodal Exhortation, and refers to this case, is a big step forward, because it takes into account, he said, “our voices”, who wanted to keep the truth of the Gospel, that is, that can not be exceeded in a conscious and voluntary Christ’s command, which concerns a divorce.
Abp Gądecki dodał, że dokładne rozeznanie sytuacji konkretnego człowieka wymaga czasem lat, a problemów nie da się rozwiązać „w dwie minuty w konfesjonale”. To droga, którą trzeba przejść z kapłanem, wnikliwie i świadomie, wiedząc o tym, że jeśli małżeństwo zostało zawarte ważnie, to nie ma tytułu, żeby umożliwić przystępowanie do komunii, która jest wyrazem pełnej jedności z Chrystusem. Archbishop Gądecki added that accurate understanding of the situation of a specific human needs sometimes years, and the problems can not be solved “in two minutes in the confessional.” This way, you have to go with the priest, carefully and deliberately, knowing that if the marriage was valid, it does not have title to allow for the accession of communion, which is an expression of full communion with Christ.

Chairman of KEP was also asked about the issue of adherence to Holy Communion by divorced people, which is the issue of the pope mentions in the Exhortation “Amoris laetitia”. Archbishop Gądecki said that the Holy Father proceeds from the assumption that the laws of general are difficult to enforce in any country, and therefore throws the idea of decentralization, that individual episcopates could have their own perspective to make the application of the papal indications, but also by looking at their situation religious and cultural might relate to issues that relate to specific issues.


Cf. Francis > Speeches > 2016 > July > Wednesday, 27 July 2016 > Apostolic Journey to Poland: Meeting with the Polish Bishops in the Cathedral Cathedral of Kraków.

How will VDQ affect Congregations like Sisters of Mary of Kakamega (SMK) in Africa and Oregon (USA)?

The Most Reverend Bishop Robert Vasa with the Sisters of Mary of Kakamega
The Most Reverend Bishop Robert Vasa with the Sisters of Mary of Kakamega

Article 3 (of the fourteen regulatory articles), dedicated to ongoing formation and vocational discernment, stipulates that contemplative sisters may attend courses “outside their monastery, always conducting themselves in a way fitting and consistent with their own charism”, and that “the recruitment of candidates from other countries solely for the sake of ensuring the survival of a monastery is to be absolutely avoided”. – Summary of the Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei quaerere, 22.07.2016

How will VDQ affect Congregations like Sisters of Mary of Kakamega (SMK) in Africa and Oregon (USA)?



Sisters Mary Elizabeth Angaine (L) and Carmela Marolda
Sisters Mary Elizabeth Angaine (L) and Carmela Marolda

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Carmelite nuns eye new monastery

Obispo Monseñor José Francisco Ulloa Rojas: No se habla de que divorciados vueltos a casar comulguen (There is no talk of divorced and remarried to receive Communion) | La Nación (nacion.com)

Monseñor José Francisco Ulloa Rojas, Obispo Diocesano de Cartago
Monseñor José Francisco Ulloa Rojas, Obispo Diocesano de Cartago

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No se habla de que divorciados vueltos a casar comulguen | La Nación (nacion.com)
There is no talk of divorced and remarried to receive Communion
¿En qué condición quedan las personas que se divorcian y se casan con otra persona? What condition people are divorcing and marrying someone else?
Continúan perteneciendo a la Iglesia; nunca se les considera como excomulgados. Pueden participar en todo, menos en la comunión sacramental. They continue to belong to the Church; they are never considered excommunicated. They can participate in everything except in sacramental communion.
¿Pueden estas personas participar en el sacramento de la confesión y la comunión? Can these people participate in the sacrament of confession and communion ?
En el documento del Papa no se menciona la posibilidad de que las parejas divorciadas y vueltas a casar puedan recibir la comunión. ”En la Iglesia existe la posibilidad en el matrimonio de vivir en estado de continencia y de hecho existen casos. Estas personas no tienen ningún impedimento para participar incluso en la comunión.” In the document the Pope the possibility that couples divorced and remarried can receive Communion is not mentioned. “In the Church there is the possibility of marriage to live in a state of continence and indeed there are cases. These people have no impediment to participate even in communion. “
¿En el caso de la pareja que se vuelve a casar, ¿Se analiza por separado la situación de cada uno, o se estudia como un mismo caso? In the case of the couple who remarries, it is analyzed separately the situation of each, or studied as the same case ?
Lo ideal es que sea la pareja, que juntos disciernan su situación y logren una resolución para el bien de los dos y sobre todo para los hijos. Si a alguno de los dos no le interesa buscar soluciones a su realidad, lo puede hacer un cónyuge por separado. Ideally, it is the couple, who together discerns their situation and achieves a resolution for the good of both and especially for children. If any of them is not interested in seeking solutions to their reality, you can make a spouse separately.
¿En el país, se practica un análisis de casos para determinar cuáles matrimonios de personas divorciadas pueden volver a comulgar? In the country, an analysis of cases is done to determine which marriages of divorced persons may receive Communion again?
En lo que el documento pontificio (Amoris laetitia) insiste es en el acompañamiento, la comprensión y la motivación por parte de los pastores a estas parejas para que participen más y tengan un crecimiento espiritual en la experiencia de Dios, viviendo intensamente la fe cristiana. As the papal document (Amoris Laetitia) insists is in the accompaniment, understanding and motivation on the part of pastors to these couples to participate more and have a spiritual growth in the experience of God, intensely living the Christian faith.
¿Son muchas aquellas parejas que piden reintegrarse a los sacramentos? Are many couples who ask for return to the sacraments?
Creo que todo católico consciente del valor de su fe sabe que la comunión es un aspecto esencial en su vida. Lástima que no todos lo comprenden. Sin embargo, hay muchas parejas en situaciones especiales que desean recibir la comunión, pero saben que existe un obstáculo para hacerlo. I think all aware of the value of their Catholic faith know that fellowship is an essential aspect in your life. Too bad that not everyone understands. However, there are many couples in special situations who wish to receive Communion, but they know that there is an obstacle to doing so.

Cf. Bishops of Costa Rica: “Communion for Remarried Divorced is Not Possible” | The Eponymous Flower, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One unanswered question RE: #AmorisLaetitia and its advocates: After confession, do those with “attenuating circumstances” return to their divorced + civilly remarried life?

Rocco Buttiglione
Rocco Buttiglione

Some comments on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia – The joy of love and the consternation of theologians


The joy of love and the consternation of theologians · Some comments on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia · July 19, 2016


by Rocco Buttiglione

The Endowed Chair of John Paul II in Philosophy and the History of European Institutions

2016-07-19 L’Osservatore Romano

[…]

Yet we must read the text more deeply. Once upon a time, divorced and remarried persons were excommunicated and excluded from the life of the Church. That kind of excommunication disappears from the new Code of Canon Law and Familiaris Consortio, and divorced and remarried persons are now encouraged to participate in the life of the Church and to give their children a Christian upbringing. This was an extraordinarily courageous decision that broke from an age-old tradition. But Familiaris Consortio tells us that the divorced and remarried cannot receive the sacraments. The reason is that they are living in a state of manifest public sin and they must avoid giving scandal. These reasons are so strong that any attenuating circumstances were rendered inconsequential.

Now Pope Francis tells us that it is worth considering such circumstances. The difference between Familiaris Consortio and Amoris Laetitia lies completely in this. There is no doubt that a divorced and remarried person is objectively in a situation of grave sin; Pope Francis does not simply advocate that such a person be admitted to Communion, but, like all sinners, to confession. There, he or she will relate all the eventual attenuating circumstances and will hear from the confessor whether and under what conditions he or she can receive absolution.

[…]

(My emphasis)

The one unanswered question:

After confession, do those with “attenuating circumstances” return to their divorced + civilly remarried life? If yes, under the conditions of Familiaris Consortio (November 22, 1981) | Pope John Paul II or under new different conditions?


Cf. Vatican Ramps Up Family Document Defense by Nicole Winfield (AP) | U.S. News – The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis’ landmark document on family life.

Buttiglione’s argument, featured on the front page, marked a shift in the Vatican’s defense of Francis’ document, confronting the criticisms head-on rather than just praising the pope’s text.

The initiative could signal a more concerted campaign by the Vatican to ensure that the “The Joy of Love” is interpreted as Francis intended. Already, conservative Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has said that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can only receive Communion in his archdiocese if they abstain from sex and live as “brother and sister.”

(My emphasis)


Buttiglione’s argument matches a previous statement by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, making the case that Pope Francis intended his apostolic exhortation to be interpreted as allowing for Communion for divorce-and-remarried couples on a case-by-case basis. The prominence given to Buttiglione’s essay in the Vatican’s official newspaper suggests a concerted effort to promote that interpretation of the papal document. – Buttiglione backs Amoris Laetitia in L’Osservatore Romano article: News Headlines | Catholic Culture, July 20, 2016

(My emphasis)


Rebuttals to Rocco Buttiglione and his article

Amoris Laetitia and the new church of Francis by Veronica A. Arntz Rejecting False Teachings on Marriage: An Analysis of Rocco Buttiglione’s Article

On Rocco Buttiglione’s Defense of Amoris Laetitia by Prof. Richard A. Spinello, August 9, 2016

When confessors evaluate such responsibility or blameworthiness they are usually looking at things retrospectively. Was the act in question done knowingly and voluntarily? If a person did not know or understand the pertinent moral rule, or she was forced into violating it, we can assume that her responsibility is limited or even nullified. A confessor might then determine that while the act was objectively sinful, the person is not subjectively culpable. However, as moral theologians like E. Christian Brugger have pointed out, the novelty of Amoris Laetitia is that it applies these conditions prospectively in order to determine the ability of someone to participate in the sacramental life of the Church. It highlights whether or not a person in an objectively sinful state is capable of overcoming his ignorance or extricating himself from that situation. If not, that person’s subjective culpability continues to be mitigated.

Amoris Laetitia and John Paul II by John Kush, August 11, 2016 | 1P5



Published on Sep 16, 2016
FR GERALD MURRAY and ROBERT ROYAL…the Papal Posse…discuss the implications of Pope Francis’s recent letter to some Argentinean bishops regarding “exceptional cases” in which divorced and remarried might receive Holy Communion.

Fr. Murray: ‘If you are living in an adulterous second marriage, and you approach Holy Communion at Mass, this is a contradiction of what God expects of you. Mitigating circumstances do not give you a get out of jail card, mitigating circumstances is about culpability for sin. Those apply in retrospect, you look back when you are making your examination for confession, what did I do, was anything involved. If you are planning on committing adultery tomorrow and the day after, you can’t claim mitigating circumstances, you have to say the call to conversion applies to me just like it does to everyone else.’ – Cf. October 3, 2016 PEWSITTER.COM: EWTN’s The World Over panel expresses Grave concerns over Amoris Laetitia And the Pope’s recent letter to the Argentinian Bishops by Andrew Parrish

(My emphasis)


Conclusion

Even in the unlikely event of a person invincibly ignorant stumbling into the irregular situation of divorced + civilly remarried without a decree of nullity on either party’s prior marriage and they went to confession, from the priest, they must hear what St. John the Baptist said to King Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have another’s wife/husband” [Cf. Mk 6:18 (RSVCE)].

Abp Gänswein: Pope’s way of talking can lead to bizarre interpretations; “Francis Effect” appears not to have transpired; Uncertainties have certainly increased

Abp. Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis
Abp. Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis

Archbishop Ganswein calls German Church Tax ‘a serious problem’ | CNA

The interviewer, Hendrik Groth, also asked Archbishop Ganswein whether he still stands by remarks he publicly made shortly after the election of Pope Francis that theologically, you could not fit a sheet of paper between the new Pope and his predecessor.

“I have asked myself the same question; and judging by everything I hear and perceive, I still positively perceive this to be the case. Considering the base lines of their theological convictions, there is definitely a continuity there.”

Given the external differences between the two Popes, Archbishop Ganswein said: “Obviously I am also aware that occasionally doubt might be cast on this, given the differences in representation and expression. But when a Pope wants to change an aspect of the doctrine, then he has to do so clearly, so as to make it binding.”

“Important magisterial tenets cannot be changed by half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes,” the German archbishop said, alluding to the controversy over the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. He further warned, “Statements that can be interpreted in different ways are a risky thing.”

Acknowledging the cultural and personal differences between Pope Francis and his predecessor, Archbishop Ganswein reflected that “one has to simply accept the fact that his [Francis’] way of speaking can at times be somewhat imprecise, indeed flippant. Every Pope has their own personal style.”

The archbishop said he is sure that Pope Francis will not change his way of talking, even if that sometimes “leads to bizarre interpretations.”

However, Archbishop Ganswein also reflected on what role the media plays in the perception that the Pope is no longer “as solid as a rock, no longer a final anchor.”

“Uncertainties, occasionally even confusion and mayhem, have certainly increased,” he said, adding that the “Francis Effect” some German bishops predicted after the election, expecting it would lead to fuller pews and a boost to Catholic life in the nation, “appears not to have transpired.”

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki: There are no changes to canon law or church doctrine introduced in #AmorisLaetitia. Apostolic exhortations by their very nature are not vehicles for introducing such changes.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki: Catholics, marriage and Holy Communion

PRESS RELEASE July 14, 2016

As I explained in my statement about the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on April 8, the date it was issued, “There are no changes to canon law or church doctrine introduced in this document.” I addressed this conclusion in greater detail in my column in our diocesan newspaper, the Catholic Times, on May 1, explaining that in-flight press conferences on an airplane, apostolic exhortations and footnotes “by their very nature are not vehicles for introducing or amending legislative texts or making dogmatic pronouncements.”

… With divorced and civilly-remarried persons, Church teaching requires them to refrain from sexual intimacy. This applies even if they must (for the care of their children) continue to live under one roof. Undertaking to live as brother and sister is necessary for the divorced and civilly-remarried to receive reconciliation in the Sacrament of Penance, which could then open the way to the Eucharist.”

This applies not only in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, but also here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, as it does elsewhere in the Church.


More Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Amoris Laetitia

Statement of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Amoris Laetitia, Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:24 | CATHOLIC TIMES

Lex Cordis Caritas – The law of the heart is Love, May 01, 2016, Pope: ‘. . . the family throughout the world is in crisis’ by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki | CATHOLIC TIMES

I offer these observations in keeping with my duty as diocesan bishop “to present and explain to the faithful the truths of the faith which are to be believed and applied to moral issues” (canon 386). I hope they are helpful.

VIDEO: Lex Cordis Caritas – The law of the heart is Love, May 01, 2016, Pope: ‘. . . the family throughout the world is in crisis’ by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki | CATHOLIC TIMES

Pope: ‘…the family throughout the world is in crisis’ from Diocese of Springfield in IL on Vimeo.


Pro Domine et Ecclesia et Pontifice contra #AmorisLaetitia; Petitions: To the Pope; To all Catholic Cardinals; To all Catholic Bishops

Pro Domine et Ecclesia contra Amoris Laetitia

Petitions


Presentation AL has no escape
AL has no escape

1. Pro Domine et Ecclesia contra Amoris Laetitia

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Carlo Cardinal Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura, Walter Cardinal Brandmüller, President Emeritus of the Roman Curia – Other, and Joachim Cardinal Meisner, Archbishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}
Exclusive Interview: Cardinal Burke Explains Plea to Pope for Clarity, November 14, 2016 | Catholic Action for Faith and Family
VATICAN | NOV. 13, 2016 Four Cardinals Formally Ask Pope for Clarity on Amoris Laetitia – The senior Church leaders have referenced the controversial aspects of the Holy Father’s apostolic exhortation, relating to reception of Communion. | Edward Pentin | NCR and “Seeking Clarity.” The Appeal of Four Cardinals To the Pope by Sandro Magister | WWW.CHIESA – One letter. Five questions on the most controversial points of “Amoris Laetitia.” To which Francis has not replied. One more reason, they say, to “inform the people of God about our initiative” and VATICAN | NOV. 15, 2016 Cardinal Burke on Amoris Laetitia Dubia: ‘Tremendous Division’ Warrants Action – In an exclusive Register interview, he elaborates about why four cardinals were impelled to seek clarity about the papal exhortation’s controversial elements. | Edward Pentin | NCR
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Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal-Deacon of San Giovanni Bosco in via Tuscolana
God or Nothing (Excerpts)

Cf. 2/12/16 11:06 AM El Cardenal Sarah manifiesta su preocupación por la gran confusión que reina en el catolicismo | InfoCatólica – En una entrevista concedida el semanario francés Homme Nouveau el cardenal Robert Sarah exterioriza su preocupación por la gran confusión que reina en el mundo católico, incluso entre los obispos, acerca de la doctrina de la Iglesia. And Catholic World News | Cardinal Sarah: Pope cannot change divine law on marriage, November 21, 2016 | Catholic Culture and Card. Sarah preoccupato per la confusione sulla dottrina della Chiesa | Sinodo 2015 Blog

Four objections, four responses, and one conclusion by Robert Sarah in Overrated Synod. Before All Else in the Church There Is a Crisis of Faith | WWW.CHIESA by Sandro Magister – This is what African cardinal Robert Sarah maintains in his book “God or Nothing” and in the discussion that has followed. An exclusive preview of his remarks in the next issue of “L’Homme Nouveau” and Exclusif: Le cardinal Sarah répond à des contradicteurs | “L’Homme Nouveau” – Rédigé par Cardinal Robert Sarah, Préfet de la Congrégation pour le Culte divin le 19 novembre 2015
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Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Cardinal Mueller . . . Corrects Idea Of Allowing Holy Communion For “Remarried” Divorced Persons Dr. Maike Hickson | The Wanderer.
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Carlo Cardinal Caffarra
Cardinal Caffarra on Marriage, Family, Amoris Laetitia, & Confusion in the Church  – Exclusive interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffara, conducted by OnePeterFive’s Dr. Maike Hickson.

Cardinal Caffarra Expresses Serious Concerns About Family Synod Debates, MARCH 24, 2014 | ZENIT
  – Astonished that John Paul II’s Extensive Catecheses on Marriage and Family Are Being Ignored

The possibility of allowing the divorced and remarried to receive communion is spoken about. One of Cardinal Kasper’s suggestions was that they should undergo a period of penance that would bring them into a full readmission to Communion. Is this now an inevitable necessity, or is it the accommodation of Christian teaching to contemporary circumstances?

Those who make these suggestions have not, at least up until now, answered one simple question: what happens to the first valid and consummated marriage? If the Church admits them to the Eucharist, she must render a judgment on the legitimacy of the second marriage. It’s logical. But, as I said, what about the first marriage? The second marriage, if we can call it that, cannot be a true second marriage because bigamy is against the teaching of Christ. So the first marriage, is it dissolved? But all the popes have always taught that the Pope has no authority over this. The Pope does not have the power to dissolve a valid and consummated marriage. The proposed solution seems to imply that although the first marriage continues, the Church can somehow legitimate a second relationship. But in doing this, the proposal demolishes the foundations of the Church’s teaching on sexuality. At this point we have to ask: why, then, can we not approve of unmarried couples living together? Or why not homosexual unions? The question is simple: what about the first marriage? No one has yet answered that question. In 2000, John Paul II speaking to the Roman Rota said: “It is clear that the Roman Pontiff’s power does not extend to valid and consummated marriages and this is taught by the Magisterium of the Church as a doctrine to be definitively held even if it has not been solemnly declared through a definitive act.” It is a technical formula, “a doctrine to be definitively held”, and it means that on this point there is no further discussion to be had among theologians nor doubts among the faithful.

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Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
“We can’t understand this document to be magisterium in the way other documents have been because Pope Francis simply has a different approach to the papacy,” the cardinal said. “In his documents he mixes his own
thoughts and approaches, which are personal, with questions of doctrine.”
Burke says he knows some disagree with him, but he said that he and “many serious-minded people” in the church hierarchy are calling for Francis to issue a follow-up document.
“I trust that something will have to happen also because some very formal calls for clarification are in process and they simply will demand a response,” Burke said, “not in any kind of hostile or aggressive way, but simply for the sake of souls because people are getting confused.” – Cardinal Burke insists he is serving Francis, not opposing him, by David Gibson | RNS
Cardinal Burke: Francis ‘Cannot Change’ What JPII Wrote–No Communion For Divorced/Remarried By Michael W. Chapman | January 4, 2017 | 5:59 PM EST | cnsnews.com
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Ennio Cardinal Antonelli, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Family in full agreement with the local archbishop Giuseppe Cardinal Betori, Archbishop of Firenze {Florence}
Section Instructions for confessors, in the footsteps of the Catholic tradition by Ennio Antonelli in In Rome Yes, In Florence No. Here’s How “Amoris Laetitia” Is Dividing the Church by Sandro Magister | www.chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it and AMORIS LAETITIA: FOR ITS INTERPRETATION AND ACTUATION, October 2016
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Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
A synod conversation with Catholic Africa’s lion in winter by John L. Allen Jr., EDITOR, October 16, 2015 | CRUX

You are convinced it’s not possible to invite divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to Communion?

That is correct, in the sense that Christ has said, “What God has joined, let no man put asunder,” and the Catholic Church traditionally has interpreted it to mean that a consummated marriage sanctified by the sacrament cannot be broken by any authority.

Including the authority of the Church?

Yes, not even the authority of the Church can break it. That being so, if a man leaves a woman or asks her to go away, or she does the same, and they get a fresh partner, that can’t be approved. Christ has one word for a person who does that: “Adultery.” We cannot improve on what Christ has said. We cannot be wiser than him, or say that “there is a circumstance he did not foresee.” We cannot be more merciful than Christ.
We must look for a way to help the divorced who are remarried, [but] we don’t help them by saying, “Come and receive Holy Communion.”
The Eucharist is not something we possess, and we can give to our friends and those with whom we sympathize …. The idea of sin is not something new invented by modern conservative people in the Church. It is Christ himself who called it a sin, and he used that word “adultery.” He knows what he’s talking about. Without departing from Christ, how can we backpedal?
Remember, only God will conduct the last judgment, not us, not even half a dozen cardinals from the Vatican. God will judge each person’s circumstances, but objectively we cannot approve [divorce and remarriage].

[…]

Some at the synod have talked about allowing decisions on the divorced and remarried or on homosexuality to be decentralized, made at the level of regional or national bishops’ conferences or by individual bishops. How do you feel about that?

Are you going to tell me that we can have a national bishops’ conference in one country that would approve something which, in another conference, would be seen as sin? Is sin going to change according to national borders? We’d become national churches. Have there not been other religious affiliations in the world that came dangerously near to that?
National bishops’ conferences are important and should have a clear role, but I don’t think it should include these areas. It looks dangerously like nationalizing right and wrong.

Communion for divorced-and-remarried is a rejection of Divine law: Cardinal Arinze, Published on Oct 20, 2015 | LifeSiteNews
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Camillo Cardinal Ruini, Vicar General Emeritus of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Italian Cardinal Defends Traditional Catholic Teaching on Marriage | Maike Hickson | February 16, 2017 | 1P5 and RUINI: LA COMUNIONE AI DIVORZIATI RISPOSATI NON È POSSIBILE. IL MAGISTERO È CHIARO E NON MODIFICABILE | di Camillo Ruini
Kardinal Ruini: „Kommunion für wiederverheiratete Geschiedene objektiv unmöglich“ – Nein zu „hinterlistiger“ Einführung der Scheidung, 27 February 2017 | KATHOLISCHES

Archbishops & Bishops

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Archbishop Georg Gänswein
“Important magisterial tenets cannot be changed by half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes,” the German archbishop said, alluding to the controversy over the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. He further warned, “Statements that can be interpreted in different ways are a risky thing.”Archbishop Ganswein calls German Church Tax ‘a serious problem’ | CNA
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Archbishop Gądecki
Archbishop Gądecki after Pope’s private meeting with Polish Bishops: (paraphrasing) “Post #AmorisLaetitia, for us who want to keep the truth of the Gospel, no communion for the divorced + civilly remarried if prior marriage valid, which is an expression of full communion with Christ”Abp Gądecki: papież Franciszek rozmawiał z nami jak ojciec z dziećmi
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Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Philly’s Chaput on a post-Christian culture, ‘Amoris’, and more by John L. Allen Jr., March 2, 2017 | CRUX and Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis cannot contradict John Paul II on Communion by Staff Reporter, Friday, 3 Mar 2017 | Catholic Herald

One of the leitmotifs that runs through the book is your concern for marriage and the institution of marriage. Today’s debate over Amoris Laetitia pivots on that subject. What do you think is at stake?
St. Francis of Assisi encouraged the brothers, the Franciscan brothers, to accept the Gospel without gloss. And glosses were convoluted efforts to make the Gospel say something that it didn’t say, or Jesus didn’t really mean what he said. So it seems to me we ought to take Jesus at his word, and his words about divorce and remarriage, about it being adultery, are very clear. I mean, there’s just no doubt about what Jesus said in the Gospels.
It seems to me that it’s impossible for us to contradict the words of Jesus, and it’s also impossible for a teaching to be true 20 years ago not to be true today when it’s the teachings of the pope. The teachings of Pope Francis can’t contradict the teachings of John Paul II when it is a matter of official teaching.
So, it seems to me we have to interpret Amoris Laetitia in the light of what’s gone before it, primarily the words of Jesus, but secondarily the teachings of the pope, the Magisterium of the Church. And so how can it be true that people can receive Communion when they’re living in an adulterous union today. How is that possible, when the Church says it’s not possible?
Do you want the pope to answer the dubia? [Note: The term refers to questions put to Pope Francis by four cardinals, including American Cardinal Raymond Burke, about the meaning of Amoris.]
Yes. I think it’s always good to answer questions, clearly.
Even if the answer doesn’t go in the direction you might want?
Absolutely.
Do you think he will?
I don’t know. He certainly has opportunities to do that. [But] I don’t really know what he’ll do. He hasn’t told me.
– CRUX

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Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, July 1, 2016 by Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on a collision course with Amoris Laetitia.

 That explains why, in just the last couple of days, we’ve had very different interpretations of the document from two prominent leaders of the Church – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna. And from many other commentators as well.The good news is, that because of this ambiguity, people can do just about whatever they want. The bad news is, that because of this ambiguity, people can do just about whatever they want.Go figure! – Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, July 7 at 4:54pm

Abp. Chaput even though not condemning AL, has shown up. God bless him and God has blessed his flock and shown them mercy. This of course sets him on a collision course with Pope Francis and his Exhortation. “May he stand courageously and tend the LORD’s flock in his sublime name, and to be brave to oppose Pope Francis to his face for his condemnable Amoris Laetitia and other acts.” – @FMShyanguya comment below Pope Francis on Benedict’s Abdication and “Ultra-Conservatives” | 1P5

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia also issued a new set of pastoral guidelines that took effect July 1 wherein he called on divorced and remarried Catholics to abstain from sex and instead to live just as a brother and a sister would.
A senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, Rev. Thomas Reese, believes the pontifical document “Amoris Laetitia” also known as “The Joy of Love” released in April, allows bishops to make their own interpretation on the doctrine. – UK bishop announces pastoral support for married couples after Pope’s Amoris Laetitia | Chiqui Guyjoco, 12 JULY, 2016 | The Christian Times

Buttiglione’s argument, featured on the front page, marked a shift in the Vatican’s defense of Francis’ document, confronting the criticisms head-on rather than just praising the pope’s text.
The initiative could signal a more concerted campaign by the Vatican to ensure that the “The Joy of Love” is interpreted as Francis intended. Already, conservative Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has said that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can only receive Communion in his archdiocese if they abstain from sex and live as “brother and sister.” – Vatican Ramps Up Family Document Defense by Nicole Winfield (AP) | U.S. News (The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis’ landmark document on family life.)

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C.
Amoris Laetitia: A Call for Clarification to Avoid Confusion by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, April 27, 2016 | Crisis Magazine
RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider reaction to Synod Door to communion for divorced & remarried officially kicked open
RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in defense of the Four Cardinals and Bishop Athanasius Schneider Issues Statement Supporting the Four Cardinals by Bishop Athanasius, November 23, 2016 | 1P5
Bishop Schneider has spoken the final word on Amoris Laetitia (FULL TEXT), Fri Dec 9, 2016 – 9:16 am EST | LifeSiteNews
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Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin
The Intentional Ambiguity of “Amoris Laetitia”
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Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
“There are no changes to canon law or church doctrine introduced in Amoris Laetitia.”Bishop Thomas John Paprocki: Catholics, marriage and Holy Communion

… With divorced and civilly-remarried persons, Church teaching requires them to refrain from sexual intimacy. This applies even if they must (for the care of their children) continue to live under one roof. Undertaking to live as brother and sister is necessary for the divorced and civilly-remarried to receive reconciliation in the Sacrament of Penance, which could then open the way to the Eucharist.”

This applies not only in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, but also here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, as it does elsewhere in the Church.

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Monseñor José Francisco Ulloa Rojas, Obispo Diocesano de Cartago
Obispo Monseñor José Francisco Ulloa Rojas: No se habla de que divorciados vueltos a casar comulguen (There is no talk of divorced and remarried to receive Communion) | La Nación (nacion.com)
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Catholic Bishops of Alberta & the NW Territories: Most Reverend Richard W. Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, Most Reverend Gregory J. Bittman, Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Most Reverend Mark Hagemoen, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Most Reverend Frederick Henry, Bishop of Calgary, Most Reverend Gerard Pettipas CSsR, Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan, Most Reverend Paul Terrio, Bishop of St. Paul
Guideline for the Pastoral Accompaniment of Christ’s Faithful Who Are Divorced and Remarried without a Decree of Nullity, September 14, 2016, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Ottawa’s Archbishop Terrence Prendergast’s endorsement of the said guidelines [here and here | LifeSiteNews)
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix: Bishops: Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Fourth Bishop of Phoenix and Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix
Cf. Amoris Laetitia Questions and Answers (EN)

5. What about people who are divorced and remarried? Can they receive the Sacraments?

All Catholics must sacramentally confess all serious sins of which he or she is aware, with a firm purpose to change, before receiving the Eucharist. With divorced and civilly-remarried couples, the truth about marriage as the Church understands it requires abstinence from sexual intimacy in order to be eligible to receive the Sacraments, and as long as there is no scandal or an implication that the Church’s teaching can be set aside. Divorced and remarried persons should not hold positions of responsibility in a parish or carry out liturgical functions. This is a difficult teaching for many, but anything less misleads people about the nature of the Eucharist and the Church. The grace of Jesus Christ is more than a pious cliché: it is a real and powerful seed of change in the believing heart.

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Archbishop Tomash Peta, Metropolitan Archbishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary, Archbishop Jan Paweł Lenga, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Karaganda, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary
Cf. Appeal to prayer: That Pope Francis may confirm the unchanging praxis of the Church with regard to the truth of the indissolubility of marriage.
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Bishop Rigoberto Corredor Bermúdez, Bishop of Pereira
Cf. Colombian Bishop of Reinstated Priest Now Defends Traditional Teaching on Marriage by Maike Hickson, March 3, 2017 | 1P5
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Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla, Bishop of Alcalá de Henares
Cf. Mons. Reig Pla publica unos criterios y disposiciones para acompañar a los bautizados que se han divorciado y viven en otra unión, 24/03/2017 and Il vescovo Reig Pla: comunione ai divorziati risposati solo per chi vive in continenza | Sinodo 2015 Blog
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Bishops calling for clarification of Amoris Laetitia
Cf. Arch. Chaput joins bishops calling for clarification of Amoris Laetitia, NOV 28TH 2016 BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY | EWTN News | St. Clare Media (EWTN) | The EWTN Foundation in Great Britain

Priests & Deacons

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Pater Bernhard Gerstle, FSSP German-speaking District Superior
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Publishes a Critique of Amoris Laetitia by Maike Hickson | The Wanderer
Über das nachsynodale chreiben Amoris lætitia Wigratzbad, 19. Mai 2016 P. Bernhard Gerstle FSSP
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The Denzinger-Bergoglio
Amoris Lætitia read in light of Saint Pius X’s Pascendi
Amoris Laetitia… Does Francis have affinity with the Jovinian heresy?
Francis’ untruthful citations of John Paul II in Amoris Laetitia – the ‘law of gradualness’ again
Amoris Lætitia Search Results
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Fr. George W. Rutler
The Curate’s Egg: A Reflection on Amoris Laetitia, April 13, 2016 | Crisis magazine
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Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap
Amoris Laetitia: A Deceptive Joy
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Fr. George Woodall
“Amoris laetitia”, conscience, and discernment  | CWR
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Fr. Gerald E. Murray
Reflections on “Amoris Laetitia”, Sat, April 23, 2016 | The Catholic Thing
When Cardinals Clash | Fr. Gerald E. Murray | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | The Catholic Thing
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Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
In Amoris Laetitia, who is admonishing whom?, April 08, 2016 | CWR
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Father Louis-Marie de Blignières (one of the 45 signatories of the Critique on Amoris Laetitia)
Reflections on Chapter 8 of the Post-synodal Exhortation by Pope Francis of 19 March 2016 | RORATE CÆLI
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Father Basil B. Cole, O.P.
A Brief Note on Thomism and Moral Claims in DEC. 16, 2016 | Is ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Really Thomistic? – Leading Dominican theologian expresses serious doubts in exclusive contribution for the Register. By Edward Pentin | National Catholic Register
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Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP
Those Ambiguous Parts of Amoris Laetitia
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Fr. John Hunwicke, a priest of the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
PETER SAYS NO by Fr. John Hunwicke, 2 . 7 . 17 | First Things
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The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy from confraternity of catholic clergy (usa), australian confraternity of catholic clergy, confraternity of catholic clergy: british province, and irish confraternity of catholic clergy
Joint Statement on Amoris Laetitia from confraternity of catholic clergy (usa), australian confraternity of catholic clergy, confraternity of catholic clergy: british province, irish confraternity of catholic clergy and ONE THOUSAND CLERGY CALL ON POPE FRANCIS TO ANSWER FOUR CARDINALS’ DUBIA, February 2, 2017 | Voice of the Family and Thousands of Priests Worldwide Call for Clarification of Amoris Laetitia, FEB. 1, 2017 | NCR

Religious

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Giovanna Riccobaldi, Eremitin
Amoris laetitia: „Man will die Sünde abschaffen, weil sie lästig ist“, 27. September 2016

Laity

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Veri Catholici
Libellus of Condemned Errors regarding ‘Amoris Laetitia’
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Dr. Anna Silvas
Some Concerns about Amoris Laetitia
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F M Shyanguya, HI, USA
Pope Francis & The Synod on the Family 2015 STAND CONDEMNED! | THE WAR
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Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
Because of Its Grave Errors Amoris Laetitia Should Be Rejected | TFP
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Voice of the Family
Amoris Laetitia’s Approach to same-sex unions already rejected by Synod Fathers
Key doctrinal errors and ambiguities of Amoris Laetitia in the light of Catholic teaching on the family
The Current Crisis in the Context of Church History, Prof. Roberto de Mattei, Rome Life Forum– 6th May 2016 
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Robert Spaemann
Full text: Interview with Robert Spaemann on Amoris Laetitia | CNA
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EWTN
World Over – 2016-04-14 – Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on the Family with Raymond Arroyo
Full transcript of EWTN World Over Live program on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on the Family by Steve Jalsevac | LifeSite
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Dr. E. Christian Brugger
Five Serious Problems with Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia | CWR
The Catholic Conscience, the Argentine Bishops, and “Amoris Laetitia”, September 20, 2016 | CWR
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Prof. Richard A. Spinello
Does Amoris Laetitia Retreat from Absolute Moral Norms? | Crisis Magazine
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Donald R. McClarey
Amoris Laetitia and Lets Pretend | The American Catholic
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Antonio Socci
 Antonio Socci: There has been a coup in the Church | RORATE CÆLI
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Roberto de Mattei
De Mattei – The Post-Synod Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia: First reflections on a catastrophic document | RORATE CÆLI
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Veronica A. Arntz
Guest Op-Ed: Amoris Laetitia and Cardinal Kasper’s Ordinary Christian Model | RORATE CÆLI
Amoris Laetitia and the new church of Francis | RORATE CÆLI Rejecting False Teachings on Marriage: An Analysis of Rocco Buttiglione’s Article
Guest Op-Ed: Ecclesiological problems with communion for adulterers | RORATE CÆLI
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RORATE CÆLI
‘Amoris laetitia’ in conflict with the Catholic Faith
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Josef Seifert
Sulla Amoris laetitia di Papa Francesco: gioie, domande, tristezze
Freuden, Betrübnisse und Hoffnungen – Josef Seiferts umfassende Analyse zu Amoris Laetitia – Amoris Laetitia – Analyse und Kritik von Josef Seifert Cf. Professor Josef Seifert Now Presents Detailed Critique of Amoris Laetitia – and Calls upon Pope Francis to Rescind Its Heretical Statements by Maike Hickson, August 8, 2016 | The Wanderer
Amoris Laetitia: Joy, Sadness and Hopes | Josef Seifert | AEMAET | 2016
Josef Seifert: The Pope must revoke parts of Amoris Laetitia | Gloria.tv
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Professor Michael Pakaluk
The Other Footnote in Amoris Laetitia, 5.26.16 | FIRST THINGS
Ethicist says ghostwriter’s role in ‘Amoris’ is troubling by Michael Pakaluk, January 15, 2017 | CRUX
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Prof. Eduardo Echeverria
Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia and St. John Paul II, April 09, 2016 | CWR
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Dr. Edward N. Peters, JD, JCD
Dr. Edward Peters: First thoughts on the English version of Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia, April 08, 2016 | CWR
The Maltese directive makes answering the ‘dubia’ urgent by Dr. Edward Peters, January 15, 2017 | CWR
Three ways to not deal with Canon 915 by Dr. Edward Peters, January 24, 2017 | CWR and Resources for Understanding and Applying Canon 915 by Dr. Edward Peters
Maybe ‘adjusting’ Canon 915 is not such a good idea after all by Dr. Edward Peters, January 25, 2017 | In the Light of the Law A Canon Lawyer’s Blog
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CWR Staff
Some in Amoris Laetitia: A CWR Symposium, April 09, 2016
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Phil Lawler
Is Pope Francis deliberately subverting papal teaching authority?, Sep 15, 2016 | Catholic Culture
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Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute
Amoris Laetitia’ Opens the Gates of the Church and Society for a Programmed Demolition of Marriage and the Family | September 29, 2016 | Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute and Amoris laetitia: Pronunciamento do Instituto Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira – Apelo aos bispos, aos sacerdotes e movimentos de leigos silenciosos | Por Instituto Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira em 16 de julho de 2016
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Prof. Jude P. Dougherty
Deliberate Ambiguity, June 1, 2016 | The Wanderer
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Elliot Milco, deputy editor of First Things.
Francis’s Argentine Letter and the Proper Response | Elliot Milco | First Things | 9.14.16
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Matthew Schmitz, literary editor of First Things.
Catholics Face a Choice | Matthew Schmitz | First Things | 9.19.16

Perhaps you don’t believe that marriage really is indissoluble, that communion must be made in a state of grace, or that humans are eternally answerable for their actions. If so, you will find nothing objectionable in the course that Francis has taken. But if you believe otherwise, then the only possible response to Francis’s effort is opposition. Because Christian teaching on marriage is true, it cannot change; because it is beautiful, it must not be obscured.

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Dr. Jessica M. Murdoch, Associate Professor of Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology at Villanova University.
Creeping Infallibility | Jessica M. Murdoch | First Things | 9.27.16
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Dr. Claudio Pierantoni, Universidad de Chile – Facultad de Filosofía.
The Arian crisis and the current controversy about Amoris laetitia: a parallel | Claudio Pierantoni | AEMAET | 2016 and Claudio Pierantoni on parallels between the Arian crisis and the current controversy about Amoris Laetitia | RORATE CÆLI and A New Council, Like Sixteen Centuries Ago | WWW.CHIESA by Sandro Magister – The conflicts set into motion today by “Amoris Laetitia” have a precedent in the Christological controversies of the late Roman empire. They were resolved by the ecumenical council of Chalcedon. From Chile, one scholar proposes that the same journey be made again
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Prof. Dr. Helmut Hoping – Universität Freiburg, Theologische Fakultät, AB Dogmatik und Liturgiewissenschaft
21 November 2016, 10:45, Freiburger Theologe Hoping kritisiert ‘Amoris laetitia’ | kath.net Freiburg theologian Hoping criticizes ‘Amoris laetitia’ – Dogmatic professor: “Can marriages be married in two valid marriages at the same time?” Cf. Confusion, Conflict, and Chaos Increase in the Wake of the Dubia by Maike Hickson November 29, 2016 | 1P5
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Compiled by Andrew Guernsey
Denzinger Timeline of the Controversy over Communion for the Divorced and Civilly “Remarried” in Adultery in Church History and the Pontificate of Pope Francis
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James Larson
– Part XVIII: Amoris Laetitia: Heresy Unveiled | The War Against Being
– Part XIX: Amoris Laetitia, Part II: Seeking the Ruin of Souls | The War Against Being
– Part XX: Amoris Laetitia, Part III: Modernism Invades the Catholic Heart | The War Against Being
– Part XXI: Amoris Laetitia, Part IV: The War Against Being | The War Against Being
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Nicolas Bellord
The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma: Amoris Laetitia: The Explosive Chapter 8
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Dan Hitchens
The Church is now in a full-blown civil war over doctrine, by Dan Hitchens posted Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 | Catholic Herald
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Paolo Pasqualucci
venerdì 17 febbraio 2017, Rel 2 – L’apertura al peccato di AL prefigurata dalla ‘Pastorale di Cambrai’ del 2003 | ITER
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Thomas Mulcahy, M.A., J.D.
AMORIS LAETITIA, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS AND THE PROPER RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION | CATHOLIC STRENGTH
THE DARK CLOUDS OF EUCHARISTIC AMBIGUITY | CATHOLIC STRENGTH
THREE QUOTES FROM SAINT JOHN PAUL II THAT SHOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE AMORIS LAETITIA TRAIN WRECK | CATHOLIC STRENGTH
THE HUGE “MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES” MISTAKE IN AMORIS LAETITIA | CATHOLIC STRENGTH
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Maltese Catholics
Open Letter to the Bishops of Malta BY VC EDITORS | JANUARY 24, 2017 and Maltese Catholics rebuke ‘abominable’ Communion guidelines in stinging full-page ad | Mon Jan 30, 2017 | Jan Bentz | LifeSiteNews and PDF of ad
– Cf. CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH > LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CONCERNING THE RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION BY THE DIVORCED AND REMARRIED MEMBERS OF THE FAITHFUL | Joseph Card. Ratzinger, Prefect, + Alberto Bovone, Titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Numidia, Secretary | 14 September 1994, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
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Steven O’Reilly
Answering Mr. Walford’s Questions on Amoris Laetitia – Really, Posted on March 28, 2017 by Steven O’Reilly | Roma Locuta Est

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2. Petitions

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To the Pope

1 Exclusive Interview: Cardinal Burke Explains Plea to Pope for Clarity, November 14, 2016 | Catholic Action for Faith and Family – Carlo Cardinal Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura, Walter Cardinal Brandmüller, President Emeritus of the Roman Curia – Other, and Joachim Cardinal Meisner, Archbishop Emeritus of Köln {Cologne}
2 #ALConf – Petition to Pope Francis to withdraw ‘Amoris Laetitia’ | Members and friends of Veri Catholici
3 Plea to the Pope–full length | LifeSiteNews

To Pope Francis prior to the Synod on the Family 2015

 1 Filial Appeal to His Holiness Pope Francis on the Future of the Family and 405,000 Send Filial Appeal to the Pope, Created: 04 August 2015 and Filial Appeal to Pope Francis for Marriage & Family
 2 Thirteen Cardinals Have Written to the Pope. Here’s the Letter. By Sandro Magister But Francis has rejected their requests en bloc. And Leading cardinals confront Pope Francis over manipulation of Synod | LifeSiteNews
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Publications
Remaining in the Truth of Christ – Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, Editor: Fr. Robert Dodaro O.S.D. | Ignatius Press
Filial Appeal Association Releases New Book on Synod Written by Three Bishops | The American TFP
Cf. [SYNOD ON THE FAMILY] Testimony To The Power Of Grace: On The Indissolubility Of Marriage And The Debate Concerning The Civilly Remarried And The Saraments | Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith | The WAR

To all Catholic Cardinals

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International group of 45 Catholic theologians, pastors, historians, and scholars
The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia: a theological
critique
by an International group of 45 Catholic theologians, pastors, historians, and scholars
Letter to Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, 29th June, 2016
Catholic Scholars Appeal to Pope Francis to Repudiate ‘Errors’ in Amoris Laetitia by Edward Pentin, 07/11/2016 | NCRegister.com by these signatories

To all Catholic Bishops
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F M Shyanguya, HI, USA
Bishops: Be Brave before Pope Francis as Paul before Peter
Bishops: Be brave before Pope Francis as Paul before Peter and courageously tend your flock 
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Veri Catholici
#ALConf – Petition to all Catholic Bishops

Declarations
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© 2016 FilialAppeal.org
Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline. Cf. also Cardinal Caffarra Among Signatories of Declaration Upholding Church’s Teaching on Marriage by Edward Pentin 09/28/2016
Declaration drawn up in response to what signatories see as continued confusion over the Church’s moral teaching following the Synods on the Family and Amoris Laetitia.

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