Larger fears fuel cardinals’ divorce beef

Bishop with robesAndrew Hamilton SJ, consulting editor of Eureka Street, reminds us that there is a 17th century precedent for the kind of passionate debate that Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia has aroused. 

In the years after the Second Vatican Council many theologians gave public lectures to Melbourne audiences on renewal. Jesuit moral theologian Arnie Hogan encouraged the move from a command and control approach to Christian living, to an approach based on personal responsibility.

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