Tag: The Joy of Love

Synod 101

Synod 101

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Catholics familiar with the term, a “synod” evokes the idea of the Synod of Bishops, or a gathering of bishops at the Vatican to discuss a particular topic, sometimes over several weeks. Recent synods of this kind include the Synods of Bishops on the Family in 2014 and 2015, and the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment in 2018.

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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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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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‘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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Archbishop Hebda to students: Look to Pope Francis as model for leadership

Archbishop Hebda to students: Look to Pope Francis as model for leadership

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“As Catholics, the paradigm for leadership has to be Jesus himself,” Archbishop Hebda said. “If we’re looking for leaders to follow in the world, we need to discern those leaders who have aligned themselves with the mission of Christ, the Good Shepherd, and his 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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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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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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