Progressives the world over were bitterly disappointed by the seeming sense of betrayal by Pope Francis. At the same time, though, the Holy Father did not reject the proposal. It’s déjà Amoris all over again. After a confusing day at the Vatican and in the Catholic media, it is becoming clear how the question of
In regard to the magisterium of Pope Francis it’s not just what he teaches, but how. In both Amoris Laetitia and in regard to capital punishment, the manner of magisterial teaching was novel. The pattern is now repeated with Querida Amazonia, the Holy Father’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation. A Synod With a Predetermined Goal The key
At a certain point, a pattern becomes clear — only those who wish to close their eyes do not see it. Married priests — and perhaps women deacons — are on the way. The Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region comes to a conclusion, with the participants voting on the final report on Saturday.