So by now, there’s been tons of fallout from the Synods and Amoris Laetitia and the near-infinite number of interpretations that have been applied to both. I’m not going to get into those so much, as there has been plenty of ink and metaphorical blood spilled by the relevant parties already. Besides, this is another one of those cases where the Catholic teaching is actually quite simple and known to be unchangeable. That being the case, I’m not that worried about it all, though I wouldn’t want to be a priest in these times.
Thus it is evident to everyone, that all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity; by this holiness as such a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society. In order that the faithful may reach this perfection, they must use their strength accordingly as they have received it, as a gift from Christ. They must follow in His footsteps and conform themselves to His image seeking the will of the Father in all things. They must devote themselves with all their being to the glory of God and the service of their neighbor. In this way, the holiness of the People of God will grow into an abundant harvest of good, as is admirably shown by the life of so many saints in Church history.When it says these things, or when subsequent writers focus on this overarching message of the Council, it is done in contrast to the thinking that only those in the priestly or religious vocations are called to and can aspire to true holiness. It is magnifying the obligation of the laity to strive for sainthood.