• 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

  • Amoris Laetitia, chapter 4 – Love in marriage

    • Apr 8, 2016

    89.  All that has been said so far would be in-sufficient to express the Gospel of marriage and the family, were we not also to speak of love. For we cannot encourage a path of fidelity and mutual self-giving without encouraging the growth, strengthening and deepening of conjugal and family

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

    • Apr 8, 2016

    291.  The Synod Fathers stated that, although the Church realizes that any breach of the marriage bond “is against the will of God”, she is also “conscious of the frailty of many of her children”.311 Illumined by the gaze of Jesus Christ, “she turns with love to those who participate

  • Amoris Laetitia, chapter 5 – Love made fruitful

    • Apr 8, 2016

    165.  Love always gives life. Conjugal love “does not end with the couple… The couple, in giving themselves to one another, give not just themselves but also the reality of children, who are a living reflection of their love, a permanent sign of their conjugal unity and a living and

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

    • Apr 8, 2016

    58.  In and among families, the Gospel message should always resound; the core of that message, the kerygma, is what is “most beautiful, most excellent, most appealing and at the same time most necessary”.50 This message “has to occupy the centre of all evangelizing activity”.51 It is the first and