Yes, it's important to remember the classics.
When reading R. R. Reno's reservations about Amoris Laetita, the image of resisting an apparently impending flood kept recurring. Given my previous post about the AL tidal wave--an apt image for all the reactions it has generated--I wondered if Reno trying to stop the leaks by sticking thumbs in dyke walls or whether he, having seen the first floor of home flooded, decamped to the second or third or higher floors.
Reno recognizes the face value of the new document; nothing has changed.
Marriage's reality--beyond the mere psychological or emotional apprecation--is where the trouble starts.
It must be said: Reno's criticisms do not rank him with the likes of Steven Skojec and One Peter Five. While bloggers like Scott Eric Alt rightfully take Skojec and 1P5 to task for their anti-Francis hyperbole, I do think traditionalist bloggers like Skojec play important roles. So does Reno, but just because both he and Skojec criticism Pope Francis' latest writing does not mean they share the same theological perspectives (foundations? yes, there they, and others like me, do share...). Reno concludes: