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SSPX Official Declaration on Amoris Laetitia

May 06, 2016

The Society of St. Pius X publishes an official declaration concerning the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia of Pope Francis (March 19, 2016).

Enough to Make One Weep

This is an apostolic exhortation entitled The Joy of Love, but it makes us weep.
(Sermon by Bishop Fellay in Puy-en-Velay, April 10, 2016)

...A deep division is forming within the episcopate and the Sacred College of Cardinals. The faithful are bewildered; the whole Church is suffering from this rift. Calling into question the obligation to observe in all cases God’s commandments, particularly the commandment of marital fidelity, means surrendering to the dictates of current practice and the spirit of the age...

...Catholics whose marriages have failed but who, given the situation, have very virtuously and sometimes heroically remained faithful to the promise they made before the altar, feel betrayed. It is enough to make one weep.

We humbly but firmly implore the Holy Father to revise the exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and most especially chapter 8. As with the documents of Vatican II, what is ambiguous must be interpreted in a clear manner, and what contradicts the constant doctrine and practice of the Church must be retracted, for the glory of God, for the good of the whole Church, and for the salvation of souls, especially those in danger of being deceived by the guise of a false mercy.

Menzingen,
May 2, 2016
Feast of Saint Athanasius

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