Making Clarity about Amoris Laetitia

Image courtesy of Edward Pentin. At the Congress of April 22ro, at the Hotel Columbus, Rome, just one block from Vatican City, six lay scholars gathered in order to “make clarity one year after Amoris Laetitia” (“fare chiarezza a un anno da AL”), the papal apostolic exhortation about love and marriage, with particular reference to … Read more

A Short Summary of the 22 April Lay Conference on Amoris Laetitia

Yesterday, 22 April, there took place the important lay conference in Rome which was organized by the Italian publications La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana and Il Timone and which was dedicated to a public critique of the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Already today, there have been several articles about this event published, among them by Dr. Sandro Magister, … Read more

Cardinal Marx: Pope Francis Was Joyful that the German Bishops Wrote Guidelines about Amoris Laetitia

Today, on 6 March 2017, the German Bishops’ Conference began its own spring General Assembly in Bensberg (Bergisch Gladbach), Germany. Sixty-six German bishops are now coming together for four days in order to discuss such themes as migration, the priesthood, and ecumenism. At today’s opening press conference, the President of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal … Read more

Austrian Bishop on Amoris Laetitia: “We Have To Fight This Conflict”

Image: Salzburg, Austria Today, on 7 February 2017, the Austrian Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun of Salzburg has published on the Catholic website a commentary on the current situation in the Church with regard to the papal document Amoris Laetitia and its cumulative effects. Bishop Laun speaks about a German priest who now works in … Read more

Confraternities of Catholic Clergy Issue Joint Statement on Amoris Laetitia

Joining their voices to an ever-growing group of concerned Catholics, an international coalition of organizations of clergy has issued a joint statement on the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. “As members of the International Confraternities of Catholic Clergy,” the authors write, “we believe there would be great value in an authoritative interpretation of the apostolic … Read more

Colombian Priest Suspended Over Amoris Laetitia Reinstated

(Image: Interior of the Cathedral of the Diocese of Pereira) On January 26, OnePeterFive’s Maike Hickson reported on the case of a Colombian priest who was allegedly suspended by his bishop for refusing to go along with the quickly spreading mode of implementing Amoris Laetitia that allows communion for the divorced and remarried: We have now … Read more

Canon Law and the Confessional: Another Conflict With Amoris Laetitia

(Image: St. Nepomuk, martyr of the Seal of Confession) As was to be expected, the first cases are now coming up where priests are being punished for not going along with the new “spirit” of Amoris Laetitia. That is to say, for not willingly administering the Sacraments (especially Penance and the Eucharist) to the “remarried” … Read more

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