The “Correctio” Is Generating Its Own “Dubia.” Commentary By a Philosopher of Law

The “Correctio” Is Generating Its Own “Dubia.” Commentary By a Philosopher of Law

Sandro Magister
9/29/17

Published as received. The author is an administrative magistrate in Rome and a scholar of philosophy and of law. This commentary of his on the “correctio” addressed to Pope Francis for seven heresies he is alleged to have propagated sounds like the preamble to that “dialogue” on the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” which secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin yesterday defined as “also important within the Church,” which Cardinal Gerhard Müller wanted to be undertaken between a group of cardinals appointed by the pope and the critical and dubious, and on which Francis himself commented on September 10 – when the “correctio” had already been delivered to him – saying to the Jesuits of Colombia in a closed-door meeting, according to what was reported afterward by “La Civiltà Cattolica”:

“[I want] to say something else that I believe should be said out of justice, and also out of charity. In fact I hear many comments – they are respectable for they come from children of God, but wrong – concerning the post-synod apostolic exhortation. To understand ‘Amoris Laetitia’ you need to read it from the start to the end. Beginning with the first chapter, and to continue to the second and then on … and reflect. And read what was said in the Synod.

“A second thing: some maintain that there is no Catholic morality underlying ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or at least, no sure morality. I want to repeat clearly that the morality of Amoris Laetitia is Thomist, the morality of the great Thomas. You can speak of it with a great theologian, one of the best today and one of the most mature, Cardinal Schönborn. I want to say this so that you can help those who believe that morality is purely casuistic. Help them understand that the great Thomas possesses the greatest richness, which is still able to inspire us today. But on your knees, always on your knees….”

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Complete text: A FEW QUESTIONS, BEFORE SPEAKING OF HERESY by Francesco Arzillo

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