Regrettably, the Archbishop of Ottawa has not yet been fully informed of what is transpiring with Development & Peace. Here is part of the text of the letter to be read at all masses in the Archdiocese:
You’ll notice I highlighted the above text. It gave me an eerie reminder of the phrase in the Winnipeg Statement:
26. Counsellors may meet others who, accepting the teaching of the Holy Father, find that because of particular circumstances they are involved in what seems to them a clear conflict of duties, e.g., the reconciling of conjugal love and responsible parenthood with the education of children already born or with the health of the mother. In accord with the accepted principles of moral theology, if these persons have tried sincerely but without success to pursue a line of conduct in keeping with the given directives, they may be safely assured that, whoever honestly chooses that course which seems right to him does so in good conscience.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but when I read the statement from the Archbishop, I could not but help immediately notice the phrase…