Posts Tagged ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Celebrating the Election of Pope Francis: Four Years Later

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Four years ago today, as a result of an ancient process of prayer, silent reflection and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Bishop of Rome and thus Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, […] [Read more]

Is it confusion or different approaches?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +12 Email Reddit Share7 Share Yum StumbleA very small number of people, whose voices have been amplified by some of the Catholic media, have challenged the integrity of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Yet, what seems to be at the heart of the issue is not a misstatement of doctrine […] [Read more]

The Holy Family of Nazareth is the Model for Families of Today

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Usually we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family the Sunday after Christmas. This year, however, because the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, which takes precedence, the Church is observing this day dedicated to the […] [Read more]

Love, Faith and Presence on Father’s Day

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Tweet Share97 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Washington last year and his recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life, Amoris Laetitia, both offer fathers, mothers and children many things to reflect on as we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day. Our Holy Father knows well the challenges […] [Read more]

The Most Holy Trinity and the Nature of Humanity

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Tweet Share719 Pin100 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The Most Holy Trinity is the central and most profound mystery of the Christian faith and life. While we human beings can grasp certain aspects of this ultimate truth about God, precisely as a mystery, a full understanding is beyond our limited human comprehension. Yet, […] [Read more]

Knowing the Authentic Teaching of the Church

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Tweet Share279 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The Synod of Bishops on the Family, like the preceding Synod on the New Evangelization, universally recognized that many people either do not know or do not fully understand what the Church teaches. As a result, they are impoverished and they journey through life in […] [Read more]

The Pastoral Implications of Amoris Laetitia

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Tweet Share95 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleIn previous reflections we have touched on a brief overview of the content of Amoris Laetitia, how it reflects the consensus of the bishops of both the 2014 and 2015 Synods and the continuity of its message with the teaching of the Church. Now, I would […] [Read more]

The Magisterial Continuity of Amoris Laetitia

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Tweet Share196 Pin2 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis does more than just present the teaching of the Church on marriage, which he does so beautifully. He also calls for pastoral reflection and action. His starting point, and one we need to appreciate as we receive this Magisterial document […] [Read more]

Consensus Exhortation

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Tweet Share78 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOne of the many aspects of the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, that I find particularly noteworthy is that it expresses the Holy Father’s engagement with the bishops who attended both the 2014 and the 2015 Synods on marriage and all of the material that was a […] [Read more]