But in Chapter 8 of “The Joy of Love,’ Francis says: That’s a bit much, isn’t? How can people live without “intimacy”?
Our Lord says: “For my yoke is sweet and my burden light (Mt. 11:30).”
But in Chapter 8 of “The Joy of Love,’ Francis says: Not really. Often it’s just too heavy for people, so we have to make allowances for those who cannot follow the "general rule."
Saint Paul teaches infallibly the revealed truth that “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Cor. 10:13)
But in Chapter 8 of “The Joy of Love” Francis says: Well, people just can’t help themselves, even if they know they’re sinning. So we have to accept the "most generous response" they can offer at a given point in their “spiritual growth."
Chapter Eight of this ridiculous document, which overall is a haphazard jumble of the good, the bad and the merely incomprehensible (“time is greater than space”?), attempts to institutionalize situation ethics as “pastoral mercy.” This is a mockery of the Magisterium and should be treated as such: with mockery, derision and calls for rejection by the entire Church.
Drudge Report declares that Francis has launched “The Age of Individual Conscience.” Any Catholic commentator who, having read the document, dismisses this claim as “media spin” is engaging in deception. That is precisely what Francis is attempting to do, if it were possible.
Much more later. Meanwhile, let the resistance begin.
For Chris Ferrara's extensive commentary on the Exhortation, please see the next print-edition of The Remnant.