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Pope at Santa Marta Mass: Jesus teaches true love - Vatican News
COME ON papa

“But look, what a scandal! You can’t live like that! We have lost our values. Now everyone has the right to enter into the church, even the divorced, everyone. But where are we?” The scandal of the hypocrites. This is the dialogue between the great love that forgives all, [the love of] Jesus; [and] the love “by halves” of Paul and of this woman, and also our [love], which is an incomplete love because none of us is a canonized saint. Let’s be honest. It is hypocrisy: the hypocrisy of the “just,” of the “pure,” of those who believe they are saved by their own proper external merits.
franciscus_papa  sex_scandals  AmorisLaetitia 
september 2018 by benjekman
Revue Catholica | Numéro 140 : Un temps pour parler | By Bernard Dumont
La « réforme » assume aujourd’hui dans l’Église une fonction comparable à celle qu’a exercée l’aggiornamento il y a plus d’un demi-siècle. L’ensemble de la période ayant immédiatement précédé et surtout suivi le concile Vatican II se déroule en effet selon un processus de longue durée, qui a connu des phases actives, des ralentissements (alors qualifiés d’involution), puis […]
catholic  AmorisLaetitia  france 
july 2018 by benjekman
A Monk and Theologian Breaks the Silence on the Church's Metamorphosis - Settimo Cielo - Blog - L’Espresso
In this way, the dimension of the symbolic and the sacramental, which should anchor, embrace, and transcend the moral sphere, loses its significance and becomes a mere appendix to ethics. […] The demonstration is given by the fact that in concrete terms the sin of adultery loses its public significance linked to the testimonial aspect of the sacrament, and can be remitted in the “internal forum” without any need to explain before the community why a spouse who publicly contradicts the sacramental sign of fidelity should publicly receive the Eucharist.
AmorisLaetitia  moral_theology  catholic  france  italy 
july 2018 by benjekman
German bishops react to Vatican decision on Communion for Protestants
The Bishop of Magdeburg drew a connection between allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion in some circumstances, which the German Bishops Conference, amongst others, introduced in guidelines issued in the wake of Amoris laetitia.

"A similar conflict, on the grounds that this was a topic that 'pertains to the faith of the Church and is of relevance to the universal Church', could have been triggered by the wording of the German Bishops' [Conference guidelines] on marriage and family ministry, given the statements about the possibility for individuals who remarried after a divorce to receive the sacraments. Why, then, has there been an escalation when it comes to interdenominational differences?"
catholic  germany  intercommunion  AmorisLaetitia 
june 2018 by benjekman
Andrew Sullivan: Pope Francis Isn’t Catholicism’s Trump
“If a rule rooted in Jesus’ own words, confirmed by dogmatic definitions and explicitly reconfirmed by the previous two popes, linked to Reformation-era martyrdom and bound up with three of the seven sacraments could be so easily rewritten … well, what rule or teaching could not?”
catholic  franciscus_papa  AmorisLaetitia 
april 2018 by benjekman
In Holy Week 2018, Francis was the great Catholic iconoclast
“Closeness is also the key to truth; not just the key to mercy, but the key to truth. Can distances really be shortened where truth is concerned? Yes, they can. Because truth is not only the definition of situations and things from a certain distance, by abstract and logical reasoning. It is more than that. Truth is also fidelity. It makes you name people with their real name, as the Lord names them, before categorizing them or defining ‘their situation.’ There is a distasteful habit, is there not, of following a ‘culture of the adjective’: this is so, this is such and such, this is like… No! This is a child of God. Then come the virtues or defects, but [first] the faithful truth of the person and not the adjective regarded as the substance.
“We must be careful not to fall into the temptation of making idols of certain abstract truths. They can be comfortable idols, always within easy reach; they offer a certain prestige and power and are difficult to discern. Because the ‘truth-idol’ imitates, it dresses itself up in the words of the Gospel, but it does not let those words touch the heart. Much worse, it distances ordinary people from the healing closeness of the word and of the sacraments of Jesus.”
catholic  AmorisLaetitia  franciscus_papa 
april 2018 by benjekman
Familiaris Consortio (November 22, 1981) | John Paul II
However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church's teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.
catholic  AmorisLaetitia  johnpaulii  marriage 
march 2018 by benjekman
Sacramentum Caritatis: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and Mission (22 February 2007) | BENEDICT XVI
The Synod of Bishops confirmed the Church's practice, based on Sacred Scripture (cf. Mk 10:2- 12), of not admitting the divorced and remarried to the sacraments, since their state and their condition of life objectively contradict the loving union of Christ and the Church signified and made present in the Eucharist. Yet the divorced and remarried continue to belong to the Church, which accompanies them with special concern and encourages them to live as fully as possible the Christian life through regular participation at Mass, albeit without receiving communion, listening to the word of God, eucharistic adoration, prayer, participation in the life of the community, honest dialogue with a priest or spiritual director, dedication to the life of charity, works of penance, and commitment to the education of their children.
catholic  liturgy  benedictxvi  AmorisLaetitia 
march 2018 by benjekman
The "Dubia" Have One More Cardinal, Holland's Willem Jacobus Eijk - Settimo Cielo - Blog - L’Espresso
The question of whether the so-called divorced and remarried can be allowed to receive sacramental absolution and therefore the Eucharist is cracking the Church apart. One encounters a debate, at times rather vehement, on all levels, among cardinals, bishops, priests, and laity. The source of the confusion is the postsynodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” written by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the synods of the family of 2014 and 2105.
catholic  AmorisLaetitia 
march 2018 by benjekman
That Argentine Babel Which Is Driving the Whole Church into Confusion - Settimo Cielo - Blog - L’Espresso
But reality says the opposite. Indeed, it is precisely the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” presented by the Argentine bishops and made official by Pope Francis that ends up demolishing the Catholic doctrine of marriage.

This is the argument of Benedictine theologian Giulio Meiattini of the Madonna della Scala Abbey in Noci, a professor at the theological faculty of Puglia and at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome, in his book published a few days ago:

G. Meiattini OSB, "Amoris laetitia? I sacramenti ridotti a morale", La Fontana di Siloe, Torino, 2018.
catholic  italy  academia  benedictine  AmorisLaetitia 
february 2018 by benjekman
The Decipherment of Cupich | Basilides Melchischyros | First Things
aving recently returned to Utopia from a scholarly visit to Cambridge (England), Basilides Melchischyros, of the Academia Moriae in Amaurote, offers these tentative thoughts as a reflective accompaniment to the cardinal archbishop of Chicago’s recent elucidation of Amoris Laetitia, which he was privileged to hear at the Von Hügel Institute. He argues that, widespread criticism notwithstanding, the cardinal’s pronouncements are, when properly interpreted, not only consistent with traditional Catholic teachings but a ringing endorsement of them. Of course he submits all that he proposes here to the judgment of Holy Mother Church.
catholic  theology  AmorisLaetitia 
february 2018 by benjekman
LMS Chairman: Statement on Amoris by Bishops of Kazakstan
Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage
AmorisLaetitia  AmorisGate 
january 2018 by benjekman

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