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The past should be source of inspiration, not the destination, Pope tells moral theologians

May 17, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: In an address to participants in a moral theology conference on Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis said that “casuistry has been my and my generation’s food in the study of moral theology. But it is proper to decadent Thomism. The true Thomism is that of Amoris Laetitia. It is the living doctrine of Aquinas, which makes us go forward by taking risks, but in obedience.”

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  • Posted by: IM4HIM - May. 17, 2022 10:20 AM ET USA

    The sin of pride can be found in everyone at different times and in varying degrees. To believe that one's new way of thinking is far superior to the teachings of the Church that have been handed down through the centuries is similar to the disobedience of Adam and Eve. Yes, the sin of pride is evident in many clergy and theologians who have intelligence but not humility.