Tag: Amoris Laetitia

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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The gift of marriage

The gift of marriage

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 9, 2016

The past few weeks have been filled with many celebrations, including the installation of Archbishop Bernard Hebda and the ordinations of nine transitional deacons and nine new priests. We also had a smaller but very important celebration of World Marriage Day at the Cathedral of St. Paul last Saturday. At this celebration we honored many couples who came to celebrate important anniversaries of 25 or 50 years and honored four couples who were married more than 70 years.

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Archbishop Hebda among bishops to implement ‘Joy of Love’

Archbishop Hebda among bishops to implement ‘Joy of Love’

The archbishop who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed the chairmen of five USCCB committees to an informal working group on the implementation of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia.”

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‘A word to fiancés’: The Francis effect on wedding planning

‘A word to fiancés’: The Francis effect on wedding planning

| Christina Capecchi | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It had been a long Thursday, and Brooke Paris couldn’t wait to take off her heels, peel off her contacts and wipe off her make-up. She changed into her pajamas, climbed into bed and opened her MacBook to the pope’s new apostolic exhortation.

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‘The Joy of Love’ and family policy

‘The Joy of Love’ and family policy

| Jonathan Liedl | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his recently released exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis affirms the family as the foundational unit of society, the place where children are nurtured and formed in love and where spouses grow in self-giving. “The welfare of the family,” the Holy Father says, “is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church.”

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