"authoritative interpreter" of 'Amoris Laetitia' embraces relativism
So Pope Francis has has declared Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna to be the "authoritative interpreter" of 'Amoris Laetitia,'.
Speaking in Ireland at the weekend, Schönborn revealed that when he met the Pope shortly after the presentation of Amoris, Francis thanked him, and asked him if the document was orthodox.
“I said, ‘Holy Father, it is fully orthodox’,” Schönborn told us he told the pope, adding that a few days later he received from Francis a little note that said: “Thank you for that word. That gave me comfort.”Talk about the blind leading the blind! The pope, after the publication of a document which the CDF lodged a large number of corrections of before its publication “not one of the corrections was accepted.”, then considers that a nod from one of his yes men is sufficient to guarantee orthodoxy. It makes you wonder if Pope Francis even read the document himself (let alone wrote it) given that he explicitly stated himself that he couldn't remember the most controversial elements.
In fact, Schönborn could be best characterised as the eponymous Vicar of Bray, perfectly happy to bend whatever way the wind blows in order to maintain position. He was a longstanding confidant of Pope Benedict XVI and the general editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which came out 25 years ago under the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s supervision. This is often cited as lending his reputation some veneer of orthodoxy when, given numerous deeply problematic statements he has made over the years since, it would seem to clearly indicate that the Cardinal is quite happy to follow the power in the Vatican and the world.
Now Schönborn is saying that, moral theology needs both principles and prudence. In other words, theoretically the Church has principles, in practice do whatever you want.