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‘Neither lax nor strict’: Pope Francis issues message on St. Alphonsus Liguori

March 24, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The papal message commemorates the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori as a Doctor of the Church.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 24, 2021 9:25 AM ET USA

    If you thought the recent CDF declaration ("the Church does not have...the power to bless unions of persons of the same sex") indicated a revision of Pope Francis' approach to Catholic morality, it looks as if we will have to guess again. Almost incredibly, he takes us back to the post-Vatican II notion of "mature consciences for an adult Church". He says: "The formation of consciences for good seems to be an indispensable goal for every Christian". Huh: "seems to be"? I see no change of mindset.