Pope Francis said the bishops' document "explains precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of 'Amoris Laetitia.'
Bishop Richard Malone told bishops that the plan would “encourage a broader reading of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and seek to advance more conversation” around “strengthening marriage and family life.”
Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger urged that dissent from ordinary Magisterium should be disclosed privately to church authority.
It is time for the laity to speak out and act like true disciples of Christ in spreading the joy of the Gospel.