- Jun 18, 2021
In an address at the University of Notre Dame on Monday, Bishop Robert Barron considered how the Church can reach “the nones” and young people in anticipation of the upcoming Synod of Bishops.
In an address on Wednesday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ offers great wisdom, but the controversies over it have “obscured much of the good in the document.” Chaput’s remarks came at the third annual National Assembly of Filipino Priests in Houston, Texas.
During a week in which the U.S. bishops issued a statement expressing their loyalty to Pope Francis and encouraging greater charity in dialogue, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States delivered a lecture at the Catholic University of America praising the pope’s “spirituality of synodality and discernment” and argued for greater unity in the Church.
In the opening lecture for Georgetown University’s Sacred Lecture Series, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington defended Pope Francis’s efforts to decentralize Church governance, his approach to synodality, and ‘Amoris Laetitia.’
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.
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
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
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