The Application of Amoris Laetitia …

The Application of Amoris Laetitia …

In a bulletin from St. Anne Chicoutimi parish in Canada this past April we can see the real effects of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The Celebration of Fidelity, which up to now celebrated the silver and gold anniversaries of couples in this formerly Catholic parish in Quebec, was replaced by a “Celebration of Love” announced as follows: “We now wish to welcome all couples who want to celebrate their love and renew their commitment to each other, regardless of the type of their commitment (Catholic marriage, civil marriage, common-law or same-sex partners) and regardless of how many years (1 year, 8 years, 25 years, 57 years, 62 years). We consider any couple’s commitment important.”


I'm delighted to learn of the Canadian celebration of love. That's the spirit! The God of Surprises strikes again! Well done, Canada!
I’m delighted to learn of the Canadian Celebration of Love. That’s the spirit! The God of Surprises strikes again! Well done, Canada!

Let’s be clear: this is not a celebration of love, but rather the egalitarian celebration of sacramental marriage, legal cohabitation, free unions and homosexual relationships. All couples are put on the same level, all presumably having the same exemplary value.

This is not a celebration of love, it is the love of celebration in itself and for its own sake, devoid of all objective content. All that matters is personal commitment, subjective feeling, and sincerity liberated from the Gospel truth of marriage.

This is how the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia is put into practice in real life. No longer “The Joy of Love”, but the love of joy, emancipated from the Gospel truth of marriage. A sad joy.

Father Alain Lorans: Amoris Laetitia in Real Life  –  Source

Comments invited – especially from those who argue that AL didn’t change a thing…

Comments (73)

  • JohnR

    Following on your last post dear Editor,…”To say this or nothing is heretic(al)” I wish to draw your attention to the latest post from Rorate Caeli which takes up exactly that point. Now, I am aware that you, (and others) are not exactly well disposed to the late Pope St. John Paul II, even though he has been canonised by Pope Francis. I will not now enter the arguments about that, but what Rorate Caeli contrasts is (i) Veritatis Splendor(/i) and that latest outburst from Francis.

    June 10, 2016 at 1:56 pm
    • editor


      I’m not “well disposed” to any allegedly canonised saint when there was no Devil’s Advocate to test the evidence! Crazy. A bit like having a man acquitted in court of a serious crime in a trial where only the defence lawyers were allowed to speak! A trial where the Prosecution evidence was not heard! And so there were some who were left pretty unsure as to the innocence of said accused!

      I haven’t seen the Rorate article of which you speak but I know that just about everything Papa Francis says contradicts what has already been said in various other papal documents and, er… Catholic Tradition itself!

      June 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    In this short article from Remnant Newspaper says that it would make Jesus and Mary weep. And I agree with that.

    June 11, 2016 at 7:23 am
  • editor

    Here’s the latest from One Peter Five – if AL is applied according to this belief (that 50% of Catholic marriages are invalid anyway) then, what’s the point in promoting Catholic marriage?

    N O T I C E . . .

    I’ll be closing the May and June threads together, early in July, so if you have any catching up to do, now’s the time!

    June 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

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