Thursday, January 28, 2016

Post-Synodal Exhortation And Its Dismal Prospects

From Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register, we read that the pope's post-synodal apostolic exhortation is due to be released sometime in March.  We are referring to the rather contentious synods on the family that occurred this past October and the year before that.

This exhortation has two big strikes against it, right from the get-go.  The first is its principal drafter, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, an Argentine friend of the pope's going way back.  He's quite a writer, apparently having heavy influence on Laudato Si and even Evangelii Gaudium.  He's also the author of a rather, uh, "interesting" tome called "Heal Me With Your Mouth; The Art Of Kissing".  So the fellow who wrote crap about "art of kissing" is supposedly putting together an apostolic exhortation about family life?  This promises to be a real hoot; at least it would be if it didn't have so much potential to lead countless souls astray.

According to one of Pentin's sources, who happens to be a moral theologian, there is much danger of the latter being the result of this "exhortation".  He believes that the text "calls into question the natural moral law".

We can only hope and pray that this exhortation isn't the disaster that it could very well be.

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