Read the pope's exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia,' or 'On Love in the Family'

Read the pope's exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia,' or 'On Love in the Family'

Read the pope's exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia,' or 'On Love in the Family'

We have posted the entire document here on Crux by chapter. If you prefer, you can read it by downloading the .pdf from the Vatican website. Amoris Laetitia – Introduction The Joy of Love Amoris Laetitia, chapter 1 – In the light of the Word You and your wife Your children are

We have posted the entire document here on Crux by chapter. If you prefer, you can read it by downloading the .pdf from the Vatican website.

Amoris Laetitia – Introduction

  1. The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 1 – In the light of the Word

  1. You and your wife
  2. Your children are as the shoots of an olive tree
  3. A path of suffering and blood
  4. The work of your hands
  5. The tenderness of an embrace

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 2 – The experiences and challenges of families

  1. The current reality of the family
  2. Some challenges

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 3 – Looking to Jesus: The vocation of the family

  1. Jesus restores and fulfils God’s plan
  2. The family in the documents of the Church
  3. The sacrament of Matrimony
  4. Seeds of the Word and imperfect situations
  5. The transmission of life and the rearing of children
  6. The family and the Church

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 4 – Love in marriage

  1. Our daily love
  2. Growing in conjugal love
  3. Passionate love
  4. The transformation of love

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 5 – Love made fruitful

  1. Welcoming a new life
  2. An expanding fruitfulness
  3. Life in the wider family

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 6 – Some pastoral perspectives

  1. Proclaiming the Gospel of the family today
  2. Preparing engaged couples for marriage
  3. Accompanying the first years of married life
  4. Casting light on crises, worries and difficulties
  5. When death makes us feel its sting

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 7 – Towards a better education of children

  1. Where are our children?
  2. The ethical formation of children
  3. The value of correction as an incentive
  4. Patient realism
  5. Family life as an educational setting
  6. The need for sex education
  7. Passing on the faith

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 8 – Accompanying, discerning and integrating weakness

  1. Gradualness in pastoral care
  2. The discernment of “irregular” situations
  3. Mitigating factors in pastoral discernment
  4. Rules and discernment
  5. The logic of pastoral mercy

Amoris Laetitia, chapter 9 – The spirituality of marriage and the family

  1. A spirituality of supernatural communion
  2. Gathered in prayer in the light of Easter
  3. A spirituality of exclusive and free love
  4. A spirituality of care, consolation and incentive
  5. Prayer to the Holy Family

If you prefer, you can also download the .pdf from the Vatican’s website.

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