Marciano Vidal: «Amoris Laetitia is against Veritatis Splendor»

Marciano Vidal: «Amoris Laetitia is against Veritatis Splendor»

The Redemptorist Marciano Vidal, whose doctrine has been condemned by the Church, said yesterday in Madrid that the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia “is against Veritatis Splendor, that is to say a text that we wished as reparation to that other that stopped the renewal of the moral theology Of Vatican II.”

[Hat-tip to PewSitter: “Heterodox theologian praises Amoris Laetitia as a necessary repair to Veritatis Splendor which halted the renewal started under Vatican II”]

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(InfoCatólica) The moralist theologian Marciano Vidal spoke yesterday on the last day of the II PPC Conversations, organized by the PPC editorial and the Higher Institute of Pastoral of the Pontifical University of Salamanca around the second post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the Pastoral challenges for the Spanish Church today.

As reported by Digital Religion, Vidal, whose moral doctrine has been condemned by the Church, said that “Amoris Laetitia is the Veritatis Splendor (encyclical of St. John Paul II ), ie a text that we wanted as a repair to that Another that stopped the renewal of the moral theology of Vatican II.”

The heterodox moralist recognized that around Amoris Laetitia “there is a conflict of interpretations”, which “responds to different ecclesiologies”. Hence, according to him, this conflict constitutes “an x-ray of the various ecclesiological tendencies of the Church today.” Vidal claims that this conflict is between those who want to “continue in the dynamic of power”, those who pretend to follow “between one bank and the other of the river”, and those who bet on a “normal and simple Church, Which the Pope says”.

Marciano Vidal asserted that the text of Pope Francis “does not speak of procreation, which is one of the problems brought to the Church by the “Humanae vitae” of Paul VI . In his view, this encyclical “is not practiced at all” and should be renewed, in the sense in which the Anglicans did, accepting that marriages choose “contraceptive methods”.

Communion of those who live in adultery

Vidal explained the various theses on access to the communion of divorced persons remarried, but recalled that Pope Francis endorsed the interpretation of the bishops of Buenos Aires, contrary to the teaching of St. John Paul II in the exhortation Familiaris consortio , in The meaning that “remarried divorcees can communize”.

Vidal himself went further and indicated as criteria for the communion of remarried divorced persons that “no rights of third parties are offended; That the new situation be more Christian and more correct; That there is no scandal in the community, and that one does not want to receive social prestige. ” Following these criteria, ” the decision is of the lay believer, without even being forced to go to pastoral dialogue with the priest .”

The Redemptorist moralist also allowed himself to publicly despise Cardinal Cafarra , who is one of four cardinals who asked the Pope for clarifications on chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia. He said:

“I was a study partner of one of those cardinals, Carlo Cafarra, who was already very ready, but who already had his things . How can such a clever cardinal say such a thing? Familiaris Consortio says that remarried divorcees are Christians like all others, but they can not participate in Eucharistic communion. Or being more precise, says that they can communicate, if they live as brothers. Therefore, the reason is not in the theology of marriage, but in sexuality. ”

The main works of Marciano Vidal, rejected by the Church

In 2001, the Holy See issued a Failure Notice of three major works by Fr. Marciano Vidal, culminating in a slow process of analysis, only begun in December 1997. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (22-II-2001), after analyzing three of his works – Moral Attitudes , The Theological Dictionary of Theology and The moral proposal of John Paul II -, it is necessary to note that these texts “can not be used for theological formation , and that the author must rework especially Morals of Attitudes , under the supervision of Doctrinal Commission of the Spanish Episcopal Conference “.

This Episcopal Commission, which had never spoken about the work of Marciano Vidal, made public its adherence to the opinion of the Roman Congregation shortly after the Notification ( On the Notification of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on some writings of the P. Marciano Vidal , 15-V-2001).

Cardinal Osoro supported the event

The event in which Marciano Vidal participated was inaugurated by Cardinal and Archbishop of Madrid, SER Carlos Osoro , who assured that this second edition of the PPC Conversations was a great opportunity to deepen in the importance of that “the Church approaches the family. People do not need us to approach them with impositions, but to listen , “Osoro said, and concluded by stating: ” To love in spite of everything is something that Amoris laetitia invites us to. “

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