Here's what Phil Lawler of Catholic World News says:
Amoris Laetitia is not a revolutionary document. It is a subversive one.Patrick Archbold of Creative Minority Report says this:
Pope Francis has not overthrown the traditional teachings of the Church, as many Catholics had either hoped or feared that he would, in this post-Synod exhortation. Instead he has sought to carve out ample room for a flexible pastoral interpretation of those teachings, encouraging pastors to help couples apply general moral principles to their specific circumstances. Unfortunately, the net effect of the Pope’s approach will very likely be an acceleration of an already powerful trend to dismiss the Church’s perennial teaching, and therefore a decline in respect for the pastoral ministry he hopes to encourage.
Amoris Laetitia has more words than the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke combined. Think about it.And Robert Royal at The Catholic Thing has another similar take:
You'll hear many things about papal doc tomorrow. Ask this simple question. Does it tend to lead people out of sin or confirm them in it?
As I previously said, 2% actual Catholic teaching, 97% Jesuitical gobbledygook, and 1% poison. I stand by that.
Amoris Laetitia hopes to resolve the situations of many in the modern world, but is far more likely only to add further fuel to the holocaust. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that once Communion can be taken by the divorced/remarried in some circumstances, it will soon be assumed licit by all. And – why not? – by people in gay relationships, who probably have an equally good claim to mitigating circumstances.My question: Are confusion and ambiguity signs of love or signs of something sinister? Pray for Pope Francis, but even more diligently for Holy Mother Church and the poor confused people in the pews.