Saturday, January 14, 2017

The bottom line on Amoris

This was published last Sunday, but if you haven't seen it yet, I think it's probably the clearest illustration I've seen of problems posed by efforts to square the circle by those the author calls "Amoris Supporters":

Eduard Peters, "Conscience can't be the final arbiter on who gets Communion" (Crux, January 8 2017).

A fundamental, as he points out, is this:
Typical pastors reading 'Amoris' are likely to stumble into accepting its central flaw, namely, assuming that an individual Catholic’s assessment of his or her own conscience is the sole criterion that governs a minister’s decision to give holy Communion to a member of the faithful.
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