Tag: Amoris Laetitia

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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Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

| April 14, 2016 | 4 Comments

I think many people were looking for a completely new approach to marriage and family life. That just did not happen. Pope Francis affirms all of the doctrinal understanding of marriage and family. But he does call us to live a greater degree of mercy. That is, taking the time to see and understand another, and to really stand in solidarity with a families circumstance, and while doing so, bring into that moment the goodness, beauty and truth of Christ.

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A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty-gritty of family life

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty-gritty of family life

| Cindy Wooden | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune.

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Observers say apostolic exhortation can help church model mercy to families

Observers say apostolic exhortation can help church model mercy to families

| Dennis Sadowski | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love and the family invites the church to see the daily struggles of families as an opportunity to encounter people the way Jesus encountered people with mercy throughout his life, Catholic observers said.

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Church leaders hail document’s mercy but caution against hurried reading

Church leaders hail document’s mercy but caution against hurried reading

| April 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Church leaders from around the world hailed the tone of mercy in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), but cautioned against a hurried reading of the document.

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Gestures, spirituality are essential in family life, pope says

Gestures, spirituality are essential in family life, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Simple gestures such as a kind look or a morning kiss and family prayer can strengthen couples in living out their vocation to marriage, Pope Francis said in his apostolic exhortation.

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Cardinal: Document on family develops doctrine, doesn’t change it

Cardinal: Document on family develops doctrine, doesn’t change it

| Carol Glatz | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ document on the family reflects an “organic development” of church teaching and doctrine, said Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, theologian and participant in both synods that dealt with the topic.

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Papal doc: Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling

Papal doc: Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling

| April 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation.

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Pope to release document on the family April 8

Pope to release document on the family April 8

| Cindy Wooden | April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Amoris Laetitia” is what is known as a “postsynodal apostolic exhortation,” a document addressed to the whole church reflecting on themes of church life and faith that have been discussed at a gathering of the Synod of Bishops.

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