Anonymity is the best policy. Edward Pentin at NCReg:
Such is the climate in much of today’s Church, one of the appeal’s chief organizers told the Register that most of the signatories prefer to remain publicly anonymous because they “fear reprisals, or they are concerned about repercussions on their religious community, or if they have an academic career and a family, they fear they might lose their jobs.”
I seem to remember a significant number of reprisals in the past two papacies. I also remember a number of very public stances with very public persons attaching their names.
The thing about this anonymous appeal: we have no idea who is behind it. Catholic scholars could be university professors, grad students, or even bloggers who have read the Catechism.
“Concerned” Catholics often get things wrong. The definition of a troll for example, which now means somebody who brings me bad news I don’t want to hear.
As for complaining, it is often a cottage industry in many Catholic parishes. Good pastors know that anonymous mail is best left as company for empty styrofoam cups, candy wrappers, and outdated software.
There is a way to give complaints, and a way to address them. Healthy communities don’t lack them. The difference between a holy Church and a dysfunctional one is the degree of openness conflict is handled and resolved.
Personally, I see no problem with people who state their difficulties with Amoris Laetitia. I would hope to seem them here. Certainly, they are welcome to discuss on this site, preferably with real names. Honesty is nearly always a superior policy, especially in the long-term. By no means should a person lose a job over something as minor as misinterpreting a Church document.