Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Is the Pope Catholic? Post of the day

Father Pope to Francis the Pope:

I cannot answer all of those questions, but I feel compelled to respond to the one most pertinent to the moral lives of the faithful to whom I speak: Does the Church now permit the divorced and civilly remarried to receive Holy Communion under certain circumstances? 

 Despite what others may have said, I must answer, “No.” Amoris Laetitia contains ambiguities; but ambiguities, even if written by a pope, cannot overrule the clear, certain, and unambiguous teaching of the Church.
italics mine.

a longer essay at Catholic world report (bookmarked for later reading).

a nuanced discussion of moral relativism and subjectivism behind the despute.

Translation: if I think it's okay, ,then it's okay. HOW DARE YOU JUDGE.

it is not only the commandment "thou shalt not commit adultery" that is in question, but thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not steal...

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