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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spaemann: Amoris Laetitia constitutes a rupture.

Gloria.TV News on the 29th of April 2016 

Chaos Reigns: The famous German philosopher Robert Spaemann, a close friend of Benedict XVI, said to CNA that Amoris Laetitia contradicts Church teaching when opening a door for mortal sinners to receive Communion. Quote: “That this is an evident break, is clear for any thinking person who knows the relevant texts.” For Spaemann Amoris Laetitia produces uncertainty and confusion. Quote: “Chaos was turned into a principle.


 “Every priest who holds to the sacramental order hitherto in force may undergo forms of bullying from their faithful and be put under pressure by their bishop. Rome can now impose the directive that from now on only 'merciful' bishops will be appointed, bishops who are willing to soften the existing order."

Today, 28 April, an important exclusive interview with a well-known Catholic philosopher has been published in Germany. The important statements of Professor Robert Spaemann might well indicate that the wind is turning now against the “Francis Revolution”.

Spaemann – who is a personal friend of Pope Benedict XVI – says about Amoris Laetitia that there are some ways of interpreting the document against the continuous teaching of the Church. He then continues:
However, the article 305 – together with the footnote 351 where it is said that faithful “in the middle of an objective situation of sin” and “because of mitigating factors” may be admitted to the Sacraments – is in direct contradiction to the paragraph 84 of the document Familiaris Consortio by John Paul II.

Spaemann explains a little further this point:
He [John Paul II] formulates very clearly in paragraph 84 that remarried divorcees have to refrain from sexual relations if they want to go to Holy Communion. A change in practice of the dispensation of the Sacraments would therefore not be a “further development of Familiaris Consortio,” as Cardinal Kasper says, but a breach with its essential anthropological and theological teaching on human marriage and sexuality. The Church has no authority – without a previous conversion – to positively, sanction with the help of the Sacraments, disordered sexual relationships and thereby to get ahead of God’s Mercy. Independently of how these situations have to be assessed in human and moral terms – the door here is closed, just as in the case with female priests.

Gloria.TV News on the 2nd of May 2016

Rotten Fruits: Amoris Laetitia is already bearing its first rotten fruits. The Neoconservative Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan applied it to the known Italian media tycoon, politician and womanizer Silvio Berlusconi who is twice divorced. Berlusconi received Communion on April 17th during a mass celebrated by Scola.