Why we can’t let go of the ‘Amoris’ debate just yet

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Crux, 11 April 2017

On the one-year anniversary of 'Amoris Laetitia,' Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says it's time to celebrate the document's 'beauty and relevance.' That would be easier to do, however, if Pope Francis were to clarify that Wuerl is right, that the document does not undercut Church teaching on the existence of intrinsically evil acts.

Earlier this year, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington wrote that “a very small number of clergy and their media supporters” have “challenged the integrity” of Amoris Laetitia.

As both clergy and a member of the media, might I be so bold as to answer why we’ve done so? It seems reasonable to ask those of us anxious about what Amoris Laetitia means to explain what we think is at stake, and why we continue to encourage clarification of contested points.

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