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45 Theologians Criticize Amoris Laetitia

August 10, 2016

45 theologians addressed to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a critical analysis of the post-synodal exhortation Amoris laetitia.

On June 29, 2016, 45 theologians from all over the world addressed to the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a critical analysis of the post-synodal exhortation Amoris laetitia in which they condemn 19 statements in this Papal document. Their critique has appeared on a number of English-language websites. Here is the English version of the letter to Cardinal Sodano and the names of the 45 signatories.

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Letter to Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals

29th June, 2016

 
Your Eminence,
 
As Catholic theologians and philosophers, church historians and pastors of souls, we are writing to you in your capacity as Dean of the College of Cardinals to request that the College of Cardinals and the Patriarchs of the Catholic Church take collective action to respond to the dangers to Catholic faith and morals posed by the apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia issued by Pope Francis on March 19th 2016. This apostolic exhortation contains a number of statements that can be understood in a sense that is contrary to Catholic faith and morals. We have specified the nature and degree of the errors that could be attributed to Amoris laetitia in the accompanying document. We request that the Cardinals and Patriarchs petition the Holy Father to condemn the errors listed in the document in a definitive and final manner, and to authoritatively state that Amoris laetitiadoes not require any of them to be believed or considered as possibly true. For the convenience of the Patriarchs and members of the College of Cardinals, we shall send each of them a copy of this letter and its accompanying document.
 
Requesting your blessing, we are
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Dr. José Tomás Alvarado
Associate Professor
Institute of Philosophy, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
 
Rev. Fr Scot Anthony Armstrong PhD
Brisbane Oratory in formation
 
Rev. Claude Barthe
 
Rev. Ray Blake
Parish priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton
 
Fr. Louis-Marie de Blignières FSVF
Doctor of Philosophy
 
Dr. Philip Blosser
Professor of Philosophy
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit
 
Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carambula, STD, JD
Chaplain and Faculty Member of the Roman Forum
 
Rev. Fr Thomas Crean OP, STD
Holy Cross parish, Leicester
 
Fr. Albert-Marie Crignion FSVF
Doctor designatus of Theology
 
Roberto de Mattei
Professor of the History of Christianity, European University of Rome
 
Cyrille Dounot JCL
Professor of Law the University of Auvergne, licencié en droit canonique,
Ecclesiastical advocate, archdiocese of Lyon
 
Fr Neil Feguson OP, MA, BD
Lecturer in sacred Scripture, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
 
Dr Alan Fimister STL, PhD
Assistant Professor of Theology, St John Vianney Seminary, archdiocese of Denver
 
Luke Gormally
Director Emeritus, The Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics (1981-2000)
Sometime Research Professor, Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2001-2007)
Ordinary Member, The Pontifical Academy for Life
 
Carlos A. Casanova Guerra
Doctor of Philosophy, Full Professor of Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago de Chile
 
Rev. Brian W.Harrison OS, MA, STD
Associate Professor of Theology (retired), Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; Scholar-in-Residence, Oblates of Wisdom Study Center, St.Louis, Missouri; Chaplain, St.Mary of Victories Chapel, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Rev. Simon Henry BA. (Hons), MA
Parish priest of the archdiocese of Liverpool
 
Rev. John Hunwicke
Former Senior Research Fellow, Pusey House, Oxford; Priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
 
Peter A. Kwasniewski PhD, Philosophy
Professor, Wyoming Catholic College
 
Dr. John R. T. Lamont, STL, D.Phil
 
Fr. Serafino M. Lanzetta, PhD
Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology, Theological Faculty of Lugano, Switzerland
Priest in charge of St Mary’s, Gosport, in the diocese of Portsmouth
 
Dr Anthony McCarthy,
Visiting Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the International Theological Institute, Austria
 
Rev. Stephen Morgan DPhil (Oxon).
Lecturer & Tutor in Theology, Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences
 
Don Alfredo Morselli STL
Parish priest of the archdiocese of Bologna
 
Rev. Richard A. Munkelt PhD (Philosophy)
Chaplain and Faculty Member, Roman Forum
 
Fr Aidan Nichols OP, PhD
Formerly John Paul II Lecturer in Roman Catholic Theology, University of Oxford
Prior of the Convent of St Michael, Cambridge
 
Fr. Robert Nortz MMA, STL
Director of Studies, Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, Massachusetts (Maronite)
 
Rev. John Osman MA, STL
Parish priest in the archdiocese of Birmingham, former Catholic chaplain to the University of Cambridge
 
Christopher D. Owens, STL. (Cand.)
Adjunct Instructor, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John’s University (NYC)
Director, St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies
 
Rev David Palmer MA
Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
Chair of Marriage and Family Life Commission, Diocese of Nottingham
 
Dr Paolo Pasqualucci
Professor of Philosophy (retired), University of Perugia
 
Dr Claudio Pierantoni
Professor of Medieval Philosophy in the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Chile
Former Professor of Church History and Patrology at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Member of the International Association of Patristic Studies
 
Fr Anthony Pillari JCL (Cand.)
Priest of the archdiocese of San Antonio, chaplain to Carmelite nuns
 
Prof. Enrico Maria Radaelli
International Science and Commonsense Association (ISCA)
Department of Metaphysics of Beauty and Philosophy of Arts, Research Director
 
Dr John C. Rao D.Phil. (Oxford)
Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University (NYC)
Chairman, Roman Forum
 
Fr. Réginald-Marie Rivoire FSVF
Doctor designatus of canon law
 
Rt. Rev. Giovanni Scalese CRSP, SThL, DPhil
Ordinary of Afghanistan
 
Dr Joseph Shaw
Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford University
 
Dr Anna M. Silvas FAHA,
Adjunct research fellow, University of New England, NSW, Australia.
 
Michael G. Sirilla, PhD
Professor of Systematic and Dogmatic Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
 
Professor Dr Thomas Stark
Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Benedikt XVI, Heiligenkreuz
 
Rev. Glen Tattersall
Parish Priest, Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman, archdiocese of Melbourne
Rector, St Aloysius’ Church
 
Giovanni Turco
Professor of the Philosophy of Public Law, University of Udine
 
Fr Edmund Waldstein OCist.
Vice-Rector of the Leopoldinum seminary and lecturer in moral theology at the Phil.-Theol.
 
Nicolas Warembourg
Professeur agrégé des facultés de droit
Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne – Université Paris 1
 
Sources : onepeterfive – DICI