Vatican newspaper article criticizes dissent from Amoris Laetitia
[Neo-Catholic priest equates critics of Amoris Laetitia with dissenters from Humanae Vitae, Donum Vitae, Evangelium Vitae, etc., using a CDF instruction originally intended against the latter but now used against the former, while the latter (dissenters from Humanae Vitae etc.) are now in the catbird seat]
Catholic World News – March 17, 2017
L’Osservatore Romano has published an article criticizing “dissent in the form of public criticism” of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
Father Salvador Pié-Ninot, a theologian from Barcelona, analyzed such criticism in light of Donum Veritatis, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1990 instruction on the ecclesial vocation of the theologian.
Describing Amoris Laetitia as a non-definitive exercise of the ordinary Magisterium, Father Pié-Ninot quotes Donum Veritatis in stating that its teachings, even “if they are not guaranteed by the charism of infallibility, are not without divine assistance and call for the adherence of the faithful.”
After reviewing the section of Donum Veritatis devoted to “the problem of dissent” (nos. 32-41), Father Pié-Ninot wrote that “the confrontation between the Magisterium, in this case papal, and a theological interpretation that dissents, is not a simple conflict between two opinions.”