I write for Vatican Insider: "Does Amoris Laetitia 303 Really Undermine Catholic Moral Teaching?"
Today, La Stampa‘s Vatican Insider features an article I wrote with Sacred Heart Major Seminary Professor Robert Fastiggi: “Does Amoris Laetitia 303 Really Undermine Catholic Moral Teaching?”
The article begins:
Although most Catholic bishops, pastors, and teachers commenting publicly on Pope Francis’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia have welcomed it, a small but persistent chorus of critics accuse the Holy Father of obscuring and even undermining the foundations of Catholic moral doctrine. In this article, we show that one contested passage in the document, when read in its original Latin, has a significantly different meaning than it does in the official English translation. We argue further that many of the critics of Amoris laetitia are basing their criticism precisely upon what the Latin text does not say.