Category Archives: apostolic exhortation

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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Friday’s exhortation will be a landmark in Church’s ‘pastoral conversion’

[Austen Ivereigh] Bearing the simple, uplifting title of ‘the Joy of Love’, Pope Francis’s eagerly awaited post-synodal apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family will be released on Friday, bearing the signature date of 19 March, the Feast of St Joseph, protector of … Continue reading

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