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TODAY'S COLUMN

Cardinal Müller
Tightens His Blindfold

by Christopher A. Ferrara
February 20, 2017

It would be humorous if it were not so annoyingly disingenuous. Cardinal Müller continues to insist that Amoris Laetitia (AL) is perfectly orthodox even after publication by the Vatican's publishing house of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio's pamphlet on Chapter VIII of AL, declaring that people living in "irregular situations" — i.e. divorced and "remarried" or cohabiting — should be granted absolution and admitted to Holy Communion if they "sincerely seek" the sacraments following a "period of discernment." And Müller continues to criticize bishops for giving AL the same interpretation endorsed by the Pope himself in his letter to the bishops of Buenos Aires.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Christopher A. Ferrara is an attorney specializing in First Amendment and other civil rights litigation on behalf of Catholics. His articles and commentary on Catholic Church affairs have appeared in The Latin Mass magazine, The Remnant, Christian Order, Catholic Family News, The Fatima Crusader magazine and elsewhere. He is co-author (with Thomas Woods) of The Great Facade, a widely acclaimed analysis of changes in the Church since Vatican II. He and his wife Wendy, a convert from Protestantism, have six children.


James W. Bannister was born in Toronto, Canada and earned degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Toronto. He practiced law in Canada for 12 years, then moved into business management consulting, training and teaching. Jim has taught and practiced the art of communication for nearly a quarter of a century, working in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He was a convert to Catholicism before Vatican II and is dedicated to restoring the Church to what it was when he was baptized. He has been working with Our Lady's Apostolate since 1990.