Vatican Needs New Approach to Teaching “Amoris Laetitia” in South Africa

I suspect the author’s theory would apply to other parts of the world.  He makes the point that it is 250 pages long, but does not mention that the page margins used by the Vatican are at least 3 inches all the way around!  Using normal page margins, it might be about 175 pages.  I read it and did not find it challenging reading.  But I do like his ideas of creating smaller “portions” for people to digest.  I also found interesting his comments about what is happening to the church in South Africa.  I suspect that applies to all of Africa.  To listen to the African bishops during the Synod, you would have gotten the impression that there were no problems at all in the African church!….reyanna

By Anthony Eagan, S.J.               May 10, 2016             America Magazine on-line

Apart from a short statement on the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference website, a few mentions in the national Catholic newspaper Southern Cross and a series of reflections done by the Jesuit Institute South Africa, Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” has not made a very big impression in South Africa. A number of priests I’ve spoken to have not even read the post-synodal exhortation.

Why is there so little response?

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