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Perspectives Daily - Five Things You Didn't Know About Amoris Laetitia

Noel Ocol

February 7, 2017
In a recent interview published  this month with the Italian magazine "Il Timone," Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that the interpretation of "Amoris Laetitia" falls solely to the Pope or the Vatican's doctrinal congregation.
The Vatican's doctrinal chief said some bishops are interpreting Pope Francis' document on marriage and family in a way that is not in accordance with Catholic doctrine.
"It is not correct” he says, “that many bishops are interpreting 'Amoris Laetitia' according to their own way of understanding the teaching of the pope.” said Cardinal Muller. “This is not in line with Catholic doctrine,"
"To all these (bishops) who are talking too much, I urge them to study first the doctrine (of the councils) on the papacy" the cardinal said. "The bishop, as teacher of the Word, must himself be the first to be well formed so as not to fall into the risk of the blind leading the blind."
The Encyclical that Cardinal Muller is talking about is a beautiful but complex one. Fr. James Martin, editor of America Magazine published on their Youtube channel a great video that highlights the top 5 take-aways from Amoris Laetitia.
Have a look:
Again, you can watch that video again in its entirety on the America Magazine Youtube here
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