254 pages of “Joy” for the Married…

Antipope Francis
“Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia
“The Joy of Love”
on Love in the Family
March 19, 2016

NOTE: For reactions to the document, analyses, and commentary, please access our special CHAOS WATCH page at the following link:

With his latest humongous document which virtually no one will actually read in full, “Pope” Francis has outdone himself once more. The newly-released document exceeds even his previous overlong “Apostolic Exhortation”, Evangelii Gaudium (2013). At 254 pages of printed text, 391 footnotes, and exceeding 57,000 English words, Amoris Laetitia has got to be a new record for the post-Vatican II paper factory.

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Panic all over, some in Denial…

CHAOS WATCH:

Full Coverage: Release of Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia, and Chronicling its Aftermath

The big day has come and gone, and it is nothing short of panic and chaos all over! Welcome to our full coverage of the release and presentation of “Pope” Francis’ “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”). Novus Ordo Watch is pleased to be the official Amoris Laetitia Chaos Watch Headquarters: We are providing you with all the information you need to understand what’s going on with this much-anticipated document. Let’s go!

HERE IT IS IN ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES:
FULL TEXT OF AMORIS LAETITIA

The Worst and most Explosive Passages:
Amoris Laetitia Highlights

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Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia: The Actual Text, Official Commentary

Here is a word cloud we quickly created based on the English version of Amoris Laetitia (courtesy of Word Cloud Generator).

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Vatileaks 3.0…

Exhortation Amoris Laetitia:
Summary Leaked

They do not say how they obtained it, or who put it together, but the indult/semi-trad blog Rorate Caeli has just published a summary of the “post-synodal Apostolic exhortation” Amoris Laetitia, which will be officially released tomorrow (April 8) at a press conference scheduled to begin at 11:30 am Rome time (5:30 am ET). Novus Ordo Watch will provide full coverage.

Click here to read the alleged summary:

LEAKED SUMMARY
OF AMORIS LAETITIA

The summary is divided into the following sections, with the paragraphs of the exhortation referenced in parentheses:

  • Introduction (1-7)
  • Chapter One: “In the light of the Word” (8-30)
  • Chapter two: “The experiences and challenges of families” (31-57)
  • Chapter three: “Looking to Jesus: The vocation of the family” (58-88)
  • Chapter four: “Love in marriage” (89-164)
  • Chapter five: “Love made fruitful” (165-198)
  • Chapter six: “Some pastoral perspectives” (199-258)
  • Chapter seven: “Towards a better education of children” (259-290)
  • Chapter eight: “Guiding, discerning and integrating weakness” (291-312)
  • Chapter nine: “The spirituality of marriage and the family” (313-325)

At 325 paragraphs, the document fails to surprise as far as its length goes.

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Impeccable Timing!

Vatican: SSPX Need Not Adhere to All of Vatican II for Canonical Recognition

“Abp.” Guido Pozzo

In American politics, this would be called an “October surprise”. In the Vatican II religion, it is just another whim of Francis’ god of surprises: As the ink on the dreaded post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia has not even dried yet, the Vatican announces a curious concession to the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X: Adherence to all of Vatican II is not a requirement for canonical recognition by the “Holy See”. Thus says “Archbishop” Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Vatican’s Ecclesia Dei Commission in charge of dealing with the SSPX.

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One more day till release…

The Day Before:
Novus Ordo Adherents Apprehensive about Post-Synodal “Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia

Don’t worry, buddy, Jimmy Akin’s got this!

What, oh what will Francis do?

Nothing shows trust and confidence in the Petrine office as the guarantee of orthodoxy and sound morals better than hysterically anticipating the theological equivalent of a nuclear detonation because “the Pope” will make a decision about whether publicly unrepentant adulterers can receive “Holy Communion”. In the Catholic Church, there would be nothing to decide on this topic. If a document were to be issued on it, it would contain one word: “No!”

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Brave New Mercy…
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Ecumenical Memorial Service for Lutheran Sodomite in Cologne Basilica — Novus Ordo Prelate preaches Eulogy

For those who still think that the Novus Ordo Sect is holding the line regarding the condemnation of homosexuality, we must report that despite what some few “official documents” might say, the lived reality is quite the opposite.

On March 18, 2016, the former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany, Guido Westerwelle, died of leukemia in his home town of Cologne at the age of 54:

Westerwelle, a registered Lutheran, was a public sodomite who lived in an officially-recognized civil partnership, commonly referred to as “homo marriage” in Germany, with his “husband”, Michael Mronz.

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You can’t make this stuff up…

Novus Ordo Bishop: “Not even Martin Luther could have imagined a better Pope than Benedict XVI”

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“Bishop” Rudolf Voderholzer with Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, aka “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI.
(Photo credit: Diocese of Regensburg, via Kathtube.com)

Novus Ordo bishops say the darndest things. At this point, they are so far removed from Catholicism — both historically and theologically — that they can utter the wackiest inanities without blinking.

The Austrian “Catholic” news portal kath.net reports that in late March 2016, a delegation of pilgrims from the German diocese of Regensburg (Ratisbonne) traveled to Rome for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”. 

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Vatican confirms April 2 meeting

“Pope” Francis meets with SSPX Superior General, Bishop Fellay

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The Press Office of the “Holy See” has confirmed a newspaper report of an unannounced meeting that took place between “Pope Francis” and the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, on Saturday, April 2, at Vatican City. The Italian paper Il Foglio broke the story, quoting sources who said the meeting “was positive” and “understanding is good” between Fellay and Francis, whom Fellay had called “a genuine Modernist” in 2013.

According to Il Foglio, the discussions between the “Pope” and the Lefebvrian SSPX are moving towards a personal prelature model similar to that under which Opus Dei operates.

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Reading Comprehension for Beginners

The Case of the Omitted Text:

Response to Salza & Siscoe’s Accusation
that we Deleted Parts of St. Robert Bellarmine

In what can only be described as a bizarre spectacle, the authors of True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors, John Salza and Robert Siscoe, have now publicly accused Novus Ordo Watch of deleting parts from a text of St. Robert Bellarmine that supposedly refutes the Sedevacantist position. What they carefully avoided telling their readers is that the “evidence” they pointed to was merely a short excerpt from the chapter, clearly indicated as such, in a blog post.

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