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  • Müller’s defense of ‘Amoris Laeitia’ reads it in Church tradition

    Müller’s defense of ‘Amoris Laeitia’ reads it in Church tradition

    Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, says ‘Amoris Laetitia’ only allows divorced and remarried access to the sacraments of Communion and Reconciliation “if they are ready to live as sisters and brothers,” and refrain from sexual relations.

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  • Key papal ally says ‘Amoris’ means tougher line on divorce in the West

    Key papal ally says ‘Amoris’ means tougher line on divorce in the West

    Although some critics of Pope Francis worry that the cautious opening to Communion for divorced and civilly remarried believers in his document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ signals a more permissive stance on the breakdown of marriage, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says that if the document is taken seriously, its call to discernment in the West will actually counteract an overly “lax” tendency.

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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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