Fr. Henry Beck on Amoris Laetitia
I believe Pope Francis is encouraging us to move from a stance of righteousness that judges and possibly condemns to a merciful solidarity with others that engages and seeks to understand and search for truth together.
I see at work in Pope Francis a desire to place pastoral theology, as John O’Malley and other Church historians have noted about Vatican II, as "an essential prism for all theology;" that is, that speculation, systematics, and all research about God must, in the beginning and in the final analysis, be grounded in human events and human experience.
I find this encouraging because the heart of my ministry has been with concrete persons in the Church with whom I have learned so much about God’s presence with us.
Fr. Henry Beck, OFM