Through Sandro Magister, we now learn that crucial remarks in the controversial eighth chapter of Amoris Laetitia were drafted by the pope’s Argentine adviser, Victor Manuel Fernández – ten years ago!
All these passages appear to subvert received Catholic ethical teaching. They were originally intended specifically to undermine plain statements of Pope John Paul II in his major encyclical, Veritatis Splendor (“The Splendor of Truth”).
Archbishop Fernández is by now hardly an unknown. The two men – Fernández and Bergoglio – have a history going back to Argentina, as Magister quickly explains. Fernández has been ghostwriter, and ghost-thinker, to Bergoglio for a