Category Archives: Amoris Laetitia

Buenos Aires bishops’ guidelines on Amoris Laetitia: full text

Guidelines on implementing Amoris Laetitia written by the bishops of the pastoral area of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have made the news recently because of their strong endorsement by Pope Francis (See Crux). The guidelines were written to help … Continue reading

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How Amoris Laetitia reclaims the role of family in education

[Leonard Franchi] Being a Jesuit, it’s no surprise that Pope Francis has shown a keen interest in education. Since his election in 2013, he has expressed some highly practical ideas on how teachers and schools can develop a “culture of encounter” based on … Continue reading

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Doing marriage prep with Pope Francis

[Brenden Thompson] It’s great timing. The Pope’s apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (‘The Joy of Love’) comes out just as I am preparing to get married. In the midst of all the practical decisions before the great date in August, this document is … Continue reading

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How Amoris Laetitia moves us beyond the nuclear family

[John Coverdale]. Much of the hype around Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, ‘The Joy of Love’, has turned on the question of whether he would recognise forms of love that are non-marital: homosexual love, cohabitation, remarriage. All these were looked at during the two synods on … Continue reading

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Four keys to unlock the riches of Amoris Laetitia

[Austen Ivereigh in Arequipa, Peru]. As the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the ‘Joy of Love’ is digested across the world, here are four keys to the reading the document. They don’t capture everything that is in it, but summarise what the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Schönborn’s remarks at release of Amoris Laetitia

[Note: The Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, played a key — possibly the key — role in bringing together the different sides in the synod debate over Communion for the divorced and remarried. As he explains here, his own … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia released: instant reaction & reports

The full text is here. For comment, see, on Crux, report by Inés San Martin and immediate analysis by Austen Ivereigh. See also Joshua McElwee at NCR, comment by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Christopher Lamb at The Tablet, Edward Pentin in NC Register, … Continue reading

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