Now We Know Why Pope Francis Destroyed the Pontifical Academy for Life:
It was always obvious why Pope Francis destroyed John Paul II’s Pontifical Academy for Life by sacking its entire membership of 172 persons, ordering the rewriting of its statutes and abolishing the pro-life oath that members were once required to take. The plan was to convert the Pontifical Academy for Life into a vehicle for furthering his incredible program, now underway, of attempting to undermine the Church’s teaching on the intrinsic evil of acts contrary to the Sixth Commandment via Amoris Laetita’s (AL) promotion (in Chapter 8) of a form of situation ethics based on “complex circumstances.” That program will now advance, through the reconstituted Pontifical Academy, to an attack on the Church’s teaching on the intrinsic evil of contraception.
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We now have proof positive of that intent. As the indispensable Life Site News reports, a new appointee to the Academy, the so-called moral theologian Father Maurizio Chiodi, declared during a public lecture at the Gregorian on December 14 that there are “circumstances — I refer to Amoris Laetitia, Chapter 8 — that precisely for the sake of responsibility, require contraception.” Chiodi went on to state that when “natural methods are impossible or unfeasible, other forms of responsibility need to be found” and that “an artificial method for the regulation of births could be recognized as an act of responsibility that is carried out, not in order to radically reject the gift of a child, but because in those situations responsibility calls the couple and the family to other forms of welcome and hospitality.”
So, we are now informed by the Pope’s man at the Pontifical Academy for “Life”...
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