A clear and present danger to Catholic doctrine, practice, identity

Posted February 10, 2017 10:48 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

A clear and present danger to Catholic doctrine, practice, identity

There is a clear and present danger to Catholic doctrine, practice, identity which has already risen over the horizon and which looms larger as the weeks pass.
The exaltation of “conscience”, no matter what.
We are not talking about properly formed consciences, in the Catholic sense.
The ambiguous Amoris Laetitia “Communion for those who are in the state of mortal sin and who lack a firm purpose of amendment” controversy heralded the danger.
We’ve now seen different conferences of bishops, and different individual bishops, come up with diametrically opposed interpretations of Amoris.  Look, friends, that’s just a fact, and its coming from Amoris, which is polarizing us.
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