A number of cardinals, priests and theologians gathered at Boston College to discuss how best to implement
Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, the 2016 apostolic exhortation that has sowed confusion, especially when it comes to the reception of the Eucharist for divorced and remarried Catholics.
|Heretic James Keenan
The event, which included five panel discussions, took place Oct. 5-6 and was reportedly organized by Boston College theologian Fr. James Keenan, SJ. Father Keenan said the conference’s mission is to “fortify and further the ongoing reception of Amoris in the U.S.”
In 2003, Fr. Keenan testified against a Massachusetts amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman and reportedly argued that “as a priest and as a moral theologian, I cannot see how anyone could use the Roman Catholic tradition to support [the amendment].” He lamented that the bill would deny “gays and lesbians” the “full range of human and civil rights.”
Cardinal Blasé Cupich and Cardinal Kevin Farrell attended the event, according to The Tablet.