On arguments that may be, and sometimes must be, made

In the Light of the Law

I have taken no position on the Correctio Filialis. I know and respect some of its signatories as I do some of its critics but, as the document itself seems to fall within the boundaries of Canon 212, I say, ‘Have at it folks and may the better arguments prevail’. That said, some recent arguments against the Correctio are, in my view, subtly deficient and, time permitting, I will reply to them.

But even before that, I wish to reply to an attitude I perceive emerging against the Correctio, one that attempts to dissuade Correctio supporters from their position by alleging a disastrous—but supposedly logical—consequence of their being right, something along these lines: If Amoris laetita and/or Pope Francis and/or his Vatican allies are really as bad as the authors of the Correctio seem to believe, then all petitions, Dubia, and corrections will do no good. Prayer and…

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One thought on “On arguments that may be, and sometimes must be, made

  1. Thank you for quoting and linking to that post. My view is that is a refreshingly rational look at a situation that often reminds me more of a late-night argument at the corner bar/pub – or worse – than a discussion between sober and sane grown-ups.

    I also think that the Pope is Catholic, and not exactly like every other one. Which is pretty much the same as the Catholic experience for the last two millennia.

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