Tito Edwards

On the Appearance of Pope Francis’s Letter to the Argentine Bishops in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis

The following is a reprint of an article by Edward N. Peters, J.C.D., J.D., with permission.

Some three months ago I predicted that Pope Francis’ letter to the Argentine bishops, approving their implementation of Amoris laetitia, would make its way into the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. Now it has. An accompanying note from Cardinal Parolin states that the pope wishes the Argentine document to enjoy “magisterial authority” and that his endorsement thereof has the status of an “apostolic letter”.

Fine. Let’s work through some points. Continue Reading

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Another Comment about the “Filial Correction” Letter

Here is one of the better comments I’ve read about the “Filial Correction Letter”.   It analyzes in detail why there are heresies in Amoris Laetitia concerning reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried persons.   It all stems from

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Caffarra

Two of the four cardinals who requested clarification from the Pope of Amoris Laetitia have now died while waiting for an answer.  Sandro Magister brings us the letter that the late Cardinal Caffarra sent to the Pope on April 25,

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Paul II

    For this reason the Second Vatican Council states that all the Pope’s teaching should be listened to and accepted, even when it is not given ex cathedra, but is proposed in the ordinary exercise of the magisterium with

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PopeWatch: Malta

Lifesite News is reporting that Pope Francis gave a pat on the back to the bishops of Malta:   According to a Maltese news outlet, Pope Francis thanked the Catholic bishops of Malta for their interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, which says

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Cardinal Burke Interview

  Last Thursday Raymond Arroyo of EWTN had an interview with Cardinal Burke, one of the Four Cardinals, in which the Cardinal explains what is at stake.  Here is the ending of the interview: Cardinal Burke: Of course it does,

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PopeWatch: Four Cardinals

  Four Cardinals wrote a letter to the Pope on September 19, 2016 asking for clarification in regard to portions of Amoris Laetitia.  Having received no response, the four Cardinals have gone public.  Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa gives

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PopeWatch: Anna M. Silvas

    Sandro Magister at his blog at his blog Chiesa brings us the commentary on Amoris Laetitia of Professor Anna M. Silvas, a world renowned authority on the Church Fathers, who teaches at the University of New England and

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PopeWatch: Muller Out, Schonborn In

          Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa explains why those who have been attempting desperately to interpret Amoris Laetitia in an orthodox manner have been utterly rejected by the Pope:       ROME, May 30, 2016

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PopeWatch: Never Mind

  Father Z wonders how the Pope might cure the problems with Amoris Laetitia:   I am trying to think back through the Church’s long history for an instance in which a Pope has withdrawn one of his own teaching documents,

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PopeWatch: Archbishop Bruno Forte

    The bald faced mendacity behind Amoris Laetitia was recently confirmed by Archbishop Bruno Forte, crony of the Pope, and chosen by the Pope to be Special Secretary for the recently concluded Synod.   Archbishop Forte has in fact revealed

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PopeWatch: AMORIS LÆTITIA -The Orthodox Reading

  Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has an article by Dominican theologian Angelo Bellon as to the correct way of reading AMORIS LÆTITIA:     Instructions for reading the post-synodal exhortation “Amoris Lætitia” by Angelo Bellon, O.P. In the

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PopeWatch: Bishop Athanasius Schneider

  Voice of the Family is hosting the English translation of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s reflections on Amoris Laetitia.  Go here to view the translation  They indicate that the Bishop has given permission for the text to be shared widely, so I

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-Overall Thoughts

      There is no way to mince words in regard to Amoris Laetitia:   it is a disaster for the Church.  In the Exhortation, the Pope and his ghost writers engage in a lengthy exercise to find excuses to disregard

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 10

    Part 10 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 271.  Moral education must not involve too much of a child.  (A legitimate concern, although PopeWatch has observed that kids, like most people,

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 9

    Part 9 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 241.  Separation in marriage can sometimes be warranted, but must always be viewed as a last resort. 242.  Pastoral care must be shown

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 8

  Part 8 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 211.  More on marriage prep.  (All of this is mostly well and good, but it fails to comprehend that the average parish priest has

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 7

  Part 7 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 181.   Members of families should remember that they are called to do good in the world as well as in their family. 182.  No

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Cardinal Burke’s Strange Commentary on Amoris Laetitia

  (Guest post by commenter Greg Mockeridge) I remember watching a documentary on Michael Jackson shortly after his death. In this documentary, a journalist had said regarding Jackson’s ever-changing facial appearance, ” Just when I thought Michael couldn’t look any

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Mother Angelica is Giving a Thumbs Up From Heaven

  Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge.  The above is a fearless video that ran on EWTN that tells the truth about Amoris Laetitia.  What sad times we live in when such truth telling is highly unusual from any semi-official organ

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 5

  Part 5 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 121.  Marriage is the icon of God’s love for us. 122.  Married couples do not have to reproduce perfectly the relationship of Christ and

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 4

    Part 4 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 91.  Love is patient. 92.  Patience takes root when we accept the right of people to live in the world just as they

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Amoris Laetitia and Lets Pretend

  In regard to Amoris Laetitia most Catholic commentators have been playing a huge game of Lets Pretend.  What has sparked this game is the fact that Amoris Laetitia is a stark departure by Pope Francis from what was previously

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Just Us?

    Because we’re here lad.  Nobody else.  Just us. Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne, Zulu (1964) At the battle of Rorke’s Drift on January 22-23, 1879, some 141 men of B Company, 2 Warwickshire (24th Regiment of Foot) beat off

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 3

    Part 3 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: 61.  Marriage is a gift from God. 62.  Jesus mandated that marriage be indissoluble as a gift to Man. 63.  Jesus restored marriage

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part 2

  Part 2 of our stripped down look at Amoris Laetitia with some commentary by PopeWatch: Chapter Two: The Experiences and Challenges of Families 31. In this chapter the Pope will look at families. 32. Pope really likes the word

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Amoris Laetitia and Cowardice

The most disheartening feature of Amoris Laetitia is not the text itself.  It really hardly comes as a surprise.  Pope Francis since assuming the papacy has given ample evidence that he is anything but orthodox.  What is truly disheartening is

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PopeWatch: Amoris Laetitia-the Lean Version-Part I

      As the Pope himself acknowledges Amoris Laetitia is a loooong read.  PopeWatch believes that the meat of the 264 pages is footnote 351, go here to read about it, but PopeWatch would be derelict in his duty

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Amoris Laetitia Is Out

    Amoris Laetitia is available for reading, all 325 paragraphs of it.  (Sheesh, the Pope stands in need of a good editor with a swift red pen to delete bloat.)  Go here to Rorate Caeli to read a summary. 

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