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Catholic Editor Forced Out on Christmas Eve Over Criticism of Amoris Laetitia

Henk Rijkers, the editor of the Catholic weekly, Katholiek Nieuwsblad, was forced out of his job on Christmas eve for questioning Amoris Laetitia. Rijkers held the post of editor for four years and is a 59-year-old father of three adolescent children. Katholiek Nieuwsblad is known as an independent, traditional Catholic newspaper, but since the forcing out of Rijkers Huub … Read more

How Many Fingers is Francis Holding Up Now? Amoris Laetitia and Submission

We are hearing more complaints of division. Why, goes the lament, is the Church divided? Why can we not simply “put our differences aside”? Simply, because two logically opposed things can’t both be true. This week, we have been offered two interviews that very helpfully delineate the main divisions in the Church today and the reason … Read more

Did Cardinal Schönborn’s News Agency Selectively Edit Cardinal Müller’s Remarks on Amoris Laetitia?

Many Catholic observers were somewhat disappointed when Cardinal Gerhard Müller gave an interview published by the Austrian website kathpress at the beginning of December concerning the papal document Amoris Laetitia and the dubia of the Four Cardinals. For, to all initial appearances, he had essentially declined to comment upon the whole controversial matter. However, further … Read more

Two More Scholars Issue a Letter of Concern on Amoris Laetitia

At First Things, two more scholars have published a summary of a letter they sent to Pope Francis last month. The full letter (PDF link) is entitled, The Misuse of Amoris Laetitia To Support Errors against the Catholic Faith. The authors are John Finnis, emeritus professor of law and legal philosophy at the University of Oxford and Biolchini Family … Read more

Spadaro’s Hypothesis of Adultery as Moral Duty Also Found in Amoris Laetitia

Father Spadaro has been a busy man. Between forcing Ross Douthat to issue a correction over his reporting of a Twitter spat and to insinuating that this publication is “one of the anti-papal American blogs that were the ‘echoes’ of false news” to appearing to accuse papal critics of being under the influence of the devil to his general portfolio … Read more

Cardinal-Vicar of Rome Sets Guidelines for Amoris Laetitia; Hesitantly Allows Communion for “Remarried”

Today, Dr. Sandro Magister, the well-informed Italian Vatican specialist, published an article of great importance because he explicitly shows another example of what Pope Francis has likely intended with his post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. After the example of Argentina –  where Pope Francis gave express approval of a more liberalizing attitude toward those “remarried” divorcees … Read more

Three Must-Read Articles That Zero In on Dangers of Amoris Laetitia

The volume and scope of the analysis by Church scholars, theologians, and other Catholic writers on the topic of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (AL), is little short of staggering. But in recent weeks, since the pope’s brazen approval of the Argentine Bishops’ letter making clear that there is “no other interpretation” than that AL chapter … Read more

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