One unexpected benefit from Archbishop Fernandez’s essay defending Amoris laetitia was the revelation that the Holy Father’s letter to the Argentine bishops regarding their norms implementing Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia is now on the Vatican website. The online version of the letter includes the norms promulgated by the Argentine bishops (allegedly drafted with some assistance).
The letter and the norms leaked some time ago, but it is, of course, extremely interesting that they’d suddenly be available on the Vatican website, apparently in connection with Archbishop Fernandez’s argument that the Holy Father’s letter responding positively to the norms constitutes a magisterial act. We invite you to check out the letter and the norms. While they clarify precisely nothing about Amoris laetitia, they are, in their way, illuminating.