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    'Amoris Laetitia': Are we seeing change by stealth?

    The main problem with the apparent “change by stealth” approach has become apparent. Because 'Amoris Laetitia' remains ambiguous, different bishops are issuing contradictory guidelines. Their attempts to clarify the pope’s teaching will therefore only cause more confusion and contradiction.

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    'Amoris' a murky document on wonderful and messy experiences

    Pope Francis knew what he was doing in writing a document that provides few clear answers, while inviting the faithful to be concerned with the movements of the Spirit. He knows full well that life in the Spirit leads to the living of the law in its fullest, richest sense.

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    As recent guidelines show, 'Amoris' argument is far from over

    The fact that guidelines from bishops for the pastoral application of chapter 8 of Pope Francis's 'Amoris Laetitia' present opposite interpretations on the issue of access to the sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics confirms one truth: the argument is not yet settled.

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