The Pope is replacing rules and ethical behavior with sentimentality and psychological excuses for sin, no repentence needed.
What's wrong with this picture?
a scholarly discussion can be found here at EWTN.
replace rules with psychobabble, ignore the concept of sinful lives, and voila, wait awhile and the whole church will destroy itself.
As Maureen Mularchey writes:
It does not serve Francis’ objectives to clarify the ambiguities in Amoris Laetitia. He has only to allow the vagueness of “pastoral discernment” to stand.
It will come by degrees to be the default position in pastoral care.
Moral thinking will evolve—develop—to further accommodate the subjectivity implicit in discernment and in such fluid standards as accompaniment in weakness.
A discretionary end run around indissolubility will gradually assume the authority of Tradition, thereby deflecting need for clarification.
she also asks where are the US Catholic bishops on this?
Well at least they are silent.
In the Philippines, our church has gone full heresy on the matter, even though the church, and the bishops, have long fought against divorce. The backstory for their change of heart? Mercy for the sinner.
Let them eat at your table, says the letter. Fine. But what about their real wife and kids? Do we keep them away from family gatherings, or just let them be shamed by the boyfriend or girlfriend sitting as an honored guest?
Does the phrase "walang hiya" mean anything to our bishops?
or maybe follow the money:
a lot of our rich elites have "second wives", lots of girlfriends, or schtupp their employees.
Harvey W got a pass in Hollywood and the press because he gave oodles of money to Hillary and liberal causes. Our rich give money to the church, who traditionally look the other way.
Besides, Cardinal Tagle is running for Pope.
related item: Professor Esolen's powerful essay
your "Mercy" enables evil. And there are victims.
Warning: R rated.
And after working as a doc for 35 years, I could add my own list of victims to his anecdotes.
via Father Z.
yes, that bishop Cupich...
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is co-hosting the conference. In June, the cardinal interpreted Amoris Laetitia as a call for Catholics to graduate from “an adolescent spirituality into an adult spirituality” where they will be able to use their “freedom of conscience” to “discern truth” in their life.