Conservative Cardinal Calls For - Heretical - “Internal-Forum-Solution”

Conservative Durban Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has attacked the Catholic journalists Raymond Arroyo and Edward Pentin for allegedly reporting “unbelievably one-sided” on Amoris Laetitia.

Writing on Twitter (January 6) Napier defends the controversial document, “‘Particular circumstances’ can refer to the internal forum, where Canon Law may not apply, because what is at stake is a person's conscience”.

Father Pius Petrzyk explains on Twitter to Napier that a marriage cannot be declared invalid via the ‘internal forum’, since marriage “is a public good, not merely a private one”. And, “You can't have a marriage declared null for just one of the parties.”

Napier's "internal forum" theory has been condemned. John Paul II. said in February 1995, that a marriage can only be declared invalid by the legitimate authority and never by a private judgement. Cardinal James Stafford wrote in 2005 that “recourse to a so-called ‘internal forum solution’ in order to resolve conflicts arising from irregular marriages is duplicitous.”

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Maudie N Mandeville
Conservative? Napier is a global warming huckster.
What is at stake is a person,s conscience ?,I always thought that what ,s at stake is a person,s SOUL isn,t it Cardinal Wilfrid ??????
Uncle Joe
Twitter is not the place to do theology.

Exactly. Only a simpleminded half-wit would think he/she could “do theology” or advance their personal opinions via twitter.
Twitter is not the place to do theology. Comboxes are not much better!
Hugh N. Cry
If accurate, then this man has no business being a cardinal, let alone, bishop, priest.
May be from know on journalists should use the adjective "liberal" Durban Cardinal Wilfrid Napier... and not conservative.