As I remarked in a previous posting, the discussions revolving around Amoris laetitia are still on-going now almost 5 months later. This news story broke this afternoon with many of the right-wing, traditionalist blogs claiming this letter is a forgery. With Andrea Tornielli reporting on it and L’Osservatore Romano also, I kind of doubt this is a forgery. Andrea has quite close connections with this papacy and anything that goes into L’Osservatore Romano is pre-approved by the Secretary of State of the Vatican….reyanna
By Andrea Tornielli September 12, 2016 Vatican Insider on-line
The “text is very good and fully captures the meaning of chapter VIII of the‘Amoris Laetitia’. There are no other interpretations”. For the first time, Pope Francis puts his opinion on the correct interpretation of the post-synodal exhortation on the family, in writing, in a letter sent to the bishops of Argentina. As is known, the document in the eighth chapter is about the integration of “wounded” and irregular families and calls for a process of discernment which could lead to readmission to the sacraments depending on each individual case, without venturing into the realm of casuistry or hammering rules into people. The papal document has been subject to a variety of interpretations. Some commentators were quick to claim that previous norms essentially remained unchanged.
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