• Pondering the parallels between Paul VI and Francis

    Pondering the parallels between Paul VI and Francis

    • Aug 6, 2016

    Although Blessed Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis represent different personality types, the parallels in their papacies are striking — including, at times, the way their moderate approach sometimes leaves activists on both sides of Catholic debates unhappy.

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

    • Apr 8, 2016

    31.  The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church. Countless studies have been made of marriage and the family, their current problems and challenges. We do well to focus on concrete realities, since “the call and the demands of the

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

    • Apr 8, 2016

    313.  Charity takes on different hues, depending on the state of life to which we have been called. Several decades ago, in speaking of the lay apostolate, the Second Vatican Council emphasized the spirituality born of family life. The Council stated that lay spirituality “will take its particular character from

  • Amoris Laetitia – Introduction

    • Apr 8, 2016

    POST-SYNODAL  APOSTOLIC  EXHORTATION AMORIS  LÆTITIA OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS CONSECRATED PERSONS CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY   1. The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. As the Synod Fathers