Cardinal Ouellet warns against “alarmist” interpretations of Amoris Laetitia
CORNWALL, Ont. – Cardinal Marc Ouellet has denounced the “alarmist” and “unfaithful” interpretations of the Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia.
The Canadian cardinal, who serves as the Vatican’s Prefect for the Congregation of Bishops, told Canadian bishops the 2016 apostolic exhortation on the family does not signal “changes to doctrine or to sacramental discipline,” but represents a pastoral approach that takes into consideration “the good of the person” according to his or her circumstances.
“Any alarmist interpretation” that says the document is “a break with tradition,” or a “permissive interpretation that celebrates access to the sacraments” for the divorced and remarried, is