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S+L BLOG: Amoris Laetitia



“A Joy for all the Earth” is the official hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018 and was composed by young Irish composer Ephrem Feeley. The hymn found its inspiration in the document Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, written in 2016 by Pope Francis following the Synods on the Family held the preceding ...read more
How do we begin healing after divorce? This week we speak with Lisa Duffy, author of the Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce. On Connect5, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Vatican commentator, John Thavis about Amoris Laetitia, Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids and we meet Sounds of Prayer composer Galloway Hiatt. Email us ...read more
It was April 8, 2016 when the post-synodal exhortation by Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia was first released at the Vatican. ...read more
We all know how good citizenship, civic involvement and concern for the common good are important and necessary for society. Citizenship has been front and center in the news over the past few years and especially over the past months. We hear much about citizenship, borders, walls and passports. We hear of people fleeing oppressive, impoverished ...read more
This article was originally published in The Irish Catholic. It’s hard to deny that online debate about Amoris Laetitia has been marked far more by heat than light. Indeed, disagreement about the Pope’s exhortation on love and the family has reached such a point that at least one commentator has claimed the Church is now entering ...read more
In a recent interview published  this month with the Italian magazine “Il Timone,” Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” falls solely to the Pope or the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. The Vatican’s doctrinal chief said some bishops are interpreting Pope Francis’ document ...read more