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  • Reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the New Light of Easter

    Reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the New Light of Easter

    Jesuit Father James F. Keenan says Easter week is the perfect time to re-read Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ – or read it for the first time. He says for Christians, newness is not a contradiction of the past; it’s born from it. The newness of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ brilliantly brings the tradition into the present, for the sake of the future.

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  • ‘Amoris Laetitia’ doesn’t undermine Church teaching on sin

    ‘Amoris Laetitia’ doesn’t undermine Church teaching on sin

    ‘Amoris Laetitia’ has caused a shift in moral theology — but no innovation: As many have pointed out, it’s wholly consonant even with recent papal teaching, and is rooted in an ancient pastoral tradition. To walk with people living in objective states of sin but with diminished subjective culpability, helping them to do God’s will in their concrete state with the help of the sacraments, doesn’t undermine teaching on sin, but puts into practice the merciful pedagogy of God.

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  • Why we can’t let go of the ‘Amoris’ debate just yet

    Why we can’t let go of the ‘Amoris’ debate just yet

    On the one-year anniversary of ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says it’s time to celebrate the document’s ‘beauty and relevance.’ That would be easier to do, however, if Pope Francis were to clarify that Wuerl is right, that the document does not undercut Church teaching on the existence of intrinsically evil acts.

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  • Jesuit chief rejects charges of ‘heresy’ for views on Gospels

    Jesuit chief rejects charges of ‘heresy’ for views on Gospels

    Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the Superior General of the worldwide Jesuit order, spoke to an Italian news program on Sunday to reject charges that he was ‘relativizing’ the Gospels or committing doctrinal heresy when he suggested in February that the words of Jesus on marriage in the New Testament have to be ‘contextualized.’

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  • On ‘Amoris’ anniversary, let’s appreciate its beauty and relevance

    On ‘Amoris’ anniversary, let’s appreciate its beauty and relevance

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says the one-year anniversary of the release of “Amoris Laetitia” spotlights the “beauty and relevance” of the document, including the way it does not reverse Church teaching on marriage but rather offers “greater emphasis on the role of the individual conscience in appropriating those moral norms in the person’s actual circumstances.”

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  • Cardinal Burke says he is “sympathetic” to marriage difficulties

    Cardinal Burke says he is “sympathetic” to marriage difficulties

    In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke says couples who are divorced and remarried can receive the sacraments if they firmly resolve to live chastely, and “to take all measures to live chastely.” Burke is the most vocal critic of interpreting Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in such a way which would allow those in “irregular unions” to receive communion.

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