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  • Key papal ally says ‘Amoris’ means tougher line on divorce in the West

    Key papal ally says ‘Amoris’ means tougher line on divorce in the West

    Although some critics of Pope Francis worry that the cautious opening to Communion for divorced and civilly remarried believers in his document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ signals a more permissive stance on the breakdown of marriage, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says that if the document is taken seriously, its call to discernment in the West will actually counteract an overly “lax” tendency.

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  • Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment

    Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment

    A constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman was recently approved by the overwhelming majority of the lower house of parliament in Romania. The Coalition for the Family collected 3 million signatures from Romanian citizens in support of the constitutional language.

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  • Dating Catholic style – ‘Time for God to take the reins’

    Dating Catholic style – ‘Time for God to take the reins’

    Speed dating seemingly has been relegated to the punch line of a movie like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” or the dustbin of the early 2000s. But why? It still exists, and if Anna Maria Basquez, founder of Denver Catholic Speed Dating & Faith Match, is right, it could be just what a jaded Catholic dater is looking for, and she’s got the success stories to prove it.

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  • Reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the New Light of Easter

    Reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in the New Light of Easter

    Jesuit Father James F. Keenan says Easter week is the perfect time to re-read Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ – or read it for the first time. He says for Christians, newness is not a contradiction of the past; it’s born from it. The newness of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ brilliantly brings the tradition into the present, for the sake of the future.

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  • Why we can’t let go of the ‘Amoris’ debate just yet

    On the one-year anniversary of ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says it’s time to celebrate the document’s ‘beauty and relevance.’ That would be easier to do, however, if Pope Francis were to clarify that Wuerl is right, that the document does not undercut Church teaching on the existence of intrinsically evil acts.

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  • On ‘Amoris’ anniversary, let’s appreciate its beauty and relevance

    On ‘Amoris’ anniversary, let’s appreciate its beauty and relevance

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says the one-year anniversary of the release of “Amoris Laetitia” spotlights the “beauty and relevance” of the document, including the way it does not reverse Church teaching on marriage but rather offers “greater emphasis on the role of the individual conscience in appropriating those moral norms in the person’s actual circumstances.”

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