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Amoris Laetitia is Thomist document, Pope claims

September 28, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Discussing the apostolic exhortation with Jesuits during his recent trip to Colombia, Pope Francis said that “the morality of Amoris Laetitia is Thomist.” He said that critics of the document miss its message because of their “purely casuistic” approach.
The Pope said that the Thomism of the document is not the dry approach of the neo-scholastic manuals that, he said, prevailed when he was educated. He said: “But today it is a matter of how you express God, how you tell who God is, how you show the Spirit...”
The Pope’s remarks were published this week in the Roman Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Sep. 29, 2017 11:44 PM ET USA

    Wow! Another loose canon set of comments that do not appear to have any context. How we tell who God is, how we express who God is, etc by the Pope. Did I miss the Catechism growing up and teaching from it. GOD tells who He is. We do not. Maybe God is waiting for us to tell Him who He is. Lots of luck on that.