The conservatives will save us!! AL an “intriguing, engaging, and delightfully challenging expression of hope for married love.”
There goes another one…
“Speaking with the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, Bishop Robert Vasa called Amoris Laetitia an intriguing, engaging, and delightfully challenging expression of hope for married love.”
Vasa, though obscure in terms of his position in the US hierarchy, is well known as one of the shortlist of “good conservative” American bishops. And for liking and frequently celebrating the old Mass. He has gone so far as to have founded a community of sisters who only use the old rite.
Vasa pointed to a paragraph of the exhortation, where Francis writes, “the Synod Fathers observed that, ‘as for proposals to place unions between homosexual persons on the same level as marriage, there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.’ ”
Vasa said that “nonetheless we have to strive to accompany everyone to see their own innate goodness and at the same time acknowledge that sometimes our behaviors are not consistent with the moral law.”
A thundering defence of the Church’s moral law right there…
When I was researching and thinking about what happened to the religious life after the Council, it was obvious to me that there were some serious problems, some grave vulnerabilities, among religious that had to have been there for a long time for the whole business to have been destroyed so fast. I think I described it as having the appearance of a great castle built on a rock, but in reality it was about as strong as a soap bubble, and indeed, vanished at the lightest touch.
What we are seeing now, with the so-called “conservative” bishops like Vasa fighting each other to be the first to capitulate to this regime, to outdo each other in the fulsomeness of their praise of Amoris Laetitia, and to make the most soothing noises about the worst and most repugnant outrgowths of the Sexual Revolution, is another expression of just how fragile has become the the novusordoist facade.
How small a nudge it took to bring the entire termite-infested thing down. All Francis and Kasper and Marx and their buddies had to do to the “conservative” novusordo Church was lean on it. Not even with their full weight, and down it came.