Catholic social media was buzzing with news that Archbishop Chaput was appointed to Chair the 'committee' on US implementation of Amoris Laetitia.
Some penned articles suggesting Archbishop Chaput's appointment signaled admitting unrepentant adulterers to the Blessed Sacrament was imperiled with this new development.
I honestly thought to myself, What kind of a Dog and Pony Show is this?
And sure enough, hours later, Archbishop Chaput confirmed the committee doesn't give a flying fig about the underlying license for spiritual malpractice in Amoris Laetitia. Their purpose is simply reconnaissance.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia described as “misleading” an article claiming that his leadership of a working group on the Pope’s most recent document “sends a signal” regarding U.S. policy on Communion...
“The news sends a signal on the question of admitting divorced and remarried people to Communion,” the Catholic Herald said, citing instances in which Archbishop Chaput has affirmed Church teaching on the subject.
However, Archbishop Chaput said that the Catholic Herald’s characterization was not entirely accurate.
“There is no policy dimension to what we are doing,” he said. “The bishops in the group are currently the chairmen of various committees and I am the chair-elect of the committee on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth...
“Our ‘committee’ is very ad hoc and may exist for only three or four months,” Archbishop Chaput told CNA June 1.
“Our goal is to gather what the bishops of the USA are doing and share that information with the other bishops, and then also send a report to Cardinal (Lorenzo) Baldisseri who has asked for reports from the various conferences."
Archbishop Chaput clarified any misconception the Holy Father has interests in supervising wayward priests and bishops who will use his practice manual to mislead souls to spiritual suicide.
That misconception would be such a terrible disservice to Catholic families, he had to rush out into the public square to clear up the delusion he will help us.
Thanks very much!
I can save the committee a lot of trouble.
You can report back to the Holy See that the three years of mockery of our religion and slandering faithful practice of Sacramental Grace is going swell.
I recently ran into one of Boston's canon lawyers who very happily told me that in some cases they are turning around annulments in a little over a month.
You can tell the Holy Father that picking apostates to author and articulate his policy to contradict Church teaching in practice worked splendidly. As this sleazy and deceptive jury-rigging always does, it has undermined and discredited catechesis of our religion in the home, family and every apostolate in the Church.
The Holy Father really struck the right chord with the caricature of himself as the modernist pope who has arrived not to change Church teaching but rather to change the moral compasses of our relatives with edicts to practice contradiction.
He really hit the jackpot with his award-winning talking points of the virtues of adultery and sodomy and using contraception to thwart giving life to disabled people.
I'm not sure the uncatechized are catching on to the utopia of communism. I think praising and helping the campaigns of socialists may have been hampered by the 'mercy' of country-wide starvation in his home country of Argentina.
But he already knows all this. Millions of Catholics have written to him to inform him of the fruit of his talking points. Faithful Bishops and Cardinals have told him.
The committee headed by Archbishop Chaput is the same old dog and pony show of forming a committee to tell him what he already knows: the intended outcome.