Fr. Granados stressed that a pastoral exhortation "cannot address norms coming from the Divine Law received by Christ, what the Church cannot change," and Amoris Laetitia is no exception.
He added that there are only some disciplinary norms on Sacraments that the Church can change, such as "the fact that someone divorced and remarried in a new civil union can serve as a Godfather."
The exhortation "addresses explicitly these norms," saying that "there is a need for a discernment," he said.
One of the signals of strong continuity with the traditional teaching of the Church, the priest suggested, is the strong praise paid to Bl. Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the Church's traditional teaching against the use of artificial contraception.
"Amoris Laetitia wants to reaffirm Humanae Vitae's teaching. There is a reference to conscience, but conscience is always meant to be rightly formed. There is never an opposition between conscience and moral law," Fr. Granados said.
Amoris Laetitia thus "emphasizes the need to keep on forming consciences, so that people see in Humanae Vitae the only true way to live sexuality in the conjugal union."
"Humanae Vitae's 50th anniversary will be celebrated soon, but it is in fact an encyclical with a concrete vision of the future: it tackled the issue of the loss of a sense of sexuality that started with the sexual revolution," Fr. Granados stressed.
The exhortation also rejects abortion, gender ideology, euthanasia, while at the same time it praises large families.
These issues, Fr. Grandos said, "are pivotal to expressing a culture of family, the only kind of culture through which we announce the Gospel of Christ."
"Christian faith cannot be lived in private, in the intimacy of an isolated and subjective conscience. It is situated in the world and in the communion among men, where God manifest himself and opens us a path of fullness toward Him."
The consultor of the Synod of Bishops also maintained that "the document presents some original contribution."
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"In the document, we can glimpse the big pictures of Pope Francis' pastoral efforts, and his wish to bring Christ, and his project of Love, to all the family, so that they can live the larger life of the Gospel," he said.
He added that "the text presents a renewed proposal for an education directed at families," as well as sexual education oriented toward love and helping prepare people for marriage.
Finally, he said, "the exhortation stresses the need that the Church accompany families in order to integrate everyone – even the furthest ones – into the vocation that Christ taught us."