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Archbishop Cupich: Amoris Laetitia is helping renew Chicago archdiocese

October 27, 2016

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago have welcomed Amoris Laetitia as an “authentic and inspired expression of the Spirit of the Magisterium of the Church,” Archbishop Blase Cupich wrote in a column in the October 27 edition of L’Osservatore Romano.

The apostolic exhortation, he said, has encouraged priests to see themselves as fathers of parish families and the archdiocese as a whole to undertake a renewed commitment to its “social mission to be salt, light. and leaven,” thus “preparing the world for the Kingdom of God.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 27, 2016 10:17 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Blase Cupich wrote in L’Osservatore Romano that Amoris Laetitia as an “authentic and inspired expression of the Spirit of the Magisterium of the Church”. But, writing does not make it so. An explanation is in order for your flock, Archbishop, if they are to learn. We look to our clergy to "Teach as Jesus did!"

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Oct. 27, 2016 10:12 PM ET USA

    You mean prior to AL priests did not see themselves as Fathers in their parishes in Chicago? Is that really the message of AL or is it not how can we "discern" our way around the Lord's teaching on indissolubility by subjective gamesmenship? A father often has to love his family with difficult truths!

  • Posted by: loumiamo - Oct. 27, 2016 10:30 AM ET USA

    2 Tim 4:3-5, NAB, 1st Ed:"For the time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but following their own desires, will surround themselves with teachers who tickle their ears. They will stop listening to the truth and will wander off to fables. [And their ranks will swell as their misery attracts much company.] As for you, be steady and self possessed; put up with hardship [and] perform your work..." Jos 24:15, "As for [us] and our household, we will serve the Lord."

  • Posted by: feedback - Oct. 27, 2016 10:20 AM ET USA

    Abp Cupich is getting ready for promotion in his career, and he knows how to do it. However, the lack of clarity in Amoris and its wide open possibility of heterodox misinterpretations is precisely what disqualifies it as a “magisterial” document at this point. Amoris, like some other documents in the past, needs much more precise official clarification so it doesn't appear to anyone as being inconsistent with, or opposed to, the actual unchangeable Magisterial teachings of the Church.