- Jul 9, 2020
When British author Stephen Walford released a book in August defending the pope’s 2016 apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ he scored what few Catholic authors could only dream of: A personal preface by Pope Francis himself.
A prominent American theologian who’s criticized Pope Francis for sowing “confusion” says that ferment over LGBT issues caused the World Meeting of Families in Dublin to lose its focus.
No social issue dominated Pope Francis’s agenda in 2017 like the pursuit of peace, from a campaign against nuclear weapons to engagement in the Korean conflict.
In three out of four of his overseas trips in 2017, Francis had to measure his words and deeds very carefully, knowing that saying too much — or too little — could have been dangerous.
On the same day that an ex-chief of staff for the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and a current member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission made public a critical letter he wrote to Pope Francis accusing him of sowing “chronic confusion,” the U.S. bishops announced that Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned as an adviser to the Committee on Doctrine.
Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy, a former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and a current member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission, has written Pope Francis to say the pontiff is causing “chronic confusion,” appointing bishops who “scandalize” the faithful, and prompting ordinary Catholics to “lose confidence in their supreme shepherd.”