An open letter to Father Weinandy, from his predecessor, on ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and Pope Francis | America Magazine

Dear Father Weinandy,

You may remember me as your predecessor as executive director of the Secretariat for Christian Doctrine at the U.S.C.C.B. You replaced me in January 2005.

I am writing this open letter to you in response to your open letter to Pope Francis in which you address what you describe as a “chronic confusion” that seems to mark his pontificate.

According to Sandro Magister’s introduction to your letter, you had asked Jesus for a sign as to whether you should write your letter, you received that sign and thus “no longer had any doubt that Jesus wanted me to write….” I cannot enter into the subjective conditions that inspired you to write, but I need to note that “Amoris Laetitia,”toward which you express great concern, was the fruit of two synods and broad consultation throughout the church, is widely recognized as an act of ordinary Magisterium, and thus enjoys presumption as having been guided by the Spirit of the Lord.

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  1. This is a very moderate and diplomatic response to the undeserved and strident condemnation of the Holy Father’s conscientious and prayerful considerations.
    The last thing the Church needs is a putsch. Christian values are everywhere distorted, particularly in US.

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