Thursday, February 16, 2017

George Weigel Comments on the Amoris Laetitia Controversy


What else is there to say? I find the whole thing incredibly depressing and disturbing. I would have thought it impossible mere months ago.

There is often talk of a 'Benedictine' option in society-- creating enclaves of tradition and civilisation amidst the advance of militant secularism, political correctness, cultural decline, etc.

I now wonder if we need to take the 'Benedictine' option in the Church itself. To quietly remain faithful to orthodoxy (and in communion with Rome) while waiting for this madness to pass.

After all, there are grounds for hope. It's reasonable to see this as the last hurrah of the post-Vatican II generation, while the John Paul II generation are rising through the ranks.

What's heartening is that the Catholic media, at least in the anglophone world (I can't speak for any other) has remained solidly orthodox. EWTN, The Catholic Herald, First Things, and most other Catholic media seem to have resoundingly reaffirmed doctrine.

"Upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it." We must remember that promise, and have faith in it.

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