- Feb 25, 2020
Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl has issued a broad and detailed pastoral plan for parishes to implement Pope Francis’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”).
The National Black Catholic Congress had a meeting, and every diocese in the nation was asked to send a delegate. The resulting pastoral plan suggests many actions to take, but some wonder if it can accomplish its goals.
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.