The Intentional Ambiguity of “Amoris Laetitia”
Upon reflection, it’s become pretty clear that Pope Francis’ document on marriage and the family, “Amoris Laetitia,” is marked by ambiguity, and that’s intentional on the Holy Father’s part I think.
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
Cf. facebook link.
Recall in 2014:
— Pope Francis is fond of “creating a mess.” Mission accomplished.
— Relax. God’s still in charge.