Tag: Amoris Laetitia

Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

| November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the church at large and hope to offer it by giving parishes plenty of resources through a pastoral plan for marriage and family life.

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

| November 2, 2017 | 10 Comments

After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

| September 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

Seeing, understanding and engaging with people’s real lives does not “bastardize” theology, rather it is what is needed to guide people toward God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Colombia.

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Group issues what it calls ‘filial correction’ of pope’s teaching

Group issues what it calls ‘filial correction’ of pope’s teaching

| Cindy Wooden | September 25, 2017 | 5 Comments

Several dozen priests, scholars and writers have published what they described as a “filial correction” of some of Pope Francis’ teachings about marriage — particularly about access to the sacraments for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

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Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

| Sarah Mac Donald | July 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church is doing whatever it can to strengthen the family, including families often considered nontraditional, said Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, the theologian who reviewed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family.

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Catholic marriage vs. secular culture

Catholic marriage vs. secular culture

| March 21, 2017 | 16 Comments

How Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is shaping the work of the local Church

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Bishops need shared approach to ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ new cardinal says

Bishops need shared approach to ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ new cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | November 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell believes the U.S. bishops as a whole should have discussed pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family before individual bishops began issuing guidelines for their own dioceses.

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Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

| Cindy Wooden | November 14, 2016 | 11 Comments

Four cardinals said they formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and, not receiving a response after two months, they released their letter to the press.

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Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up on the Synod of Bishops on the family, a synod in 2018 will focus on accompanying young people on the path of faith and in discerning their vocations, the Vatican said.

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Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

| Cindy Wooden | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis thanked a group of bishops in Argentina for providing their priests with concrete guidelines for implementing the section of his apostolic exhortation on the family about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

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Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative Church teaching

Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative Church teaching

| Cindy Wooden | August 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” — papal teaching — to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months: Communion question still debated

‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months: Communion question still debated

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three months after the publication of Pope Francis’ exhortation on marriage and family, bishops and bishops’ conferences around the world are studying practical ways to apply it. Some still disagree on what exactly the pope meant.

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