I guess we’ve really been out of touch

At Rorate Caeli, there is a translation of Roberto de Mattei’s first comments on Amoris laetitia. It is probably the best, most dispassionate exposition of the case against Amoris laetitia that we have seen so far.  A brief selection:

Furthermore, the exception is destined to become the rule, since the criteria to receive Communion in Amoris laetitia, is left to the “personal discernment” of the individuals. This discernment takes place through “conversation with the priest, in the internal forum” (no. 300), “case by case”.  However, which pastors of souls will dare forbid the reception of the Eucharist, if “the Gospel itself tells us not to judge or condemn (no.308) and if it is necessary “to integrate everyone” (no. 297) and “[appreciate] the constructive elements in those situations which do not yet or no longer correspond to [the Church’s] teaching on marriage?”(no.292).

(Emphasis supplied.) Read the whole thing there.