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'AMORIS LAETITIA' RESOURCES

'AMORIS LAETITIA' - Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation — 'Amoris Laetitia,' or 'The Joy of Love' — he urges church leaders to serve as nurturing pastors, not as rigid enforcers of doctrine.
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POPE FRANCIS CALLS ON CHURCH TO BE WELCOMING AND LESS JUDGMENTAL - Pope Francis on Friday called for the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming and less judgmental, and he seemingly signaled a path for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive holy communion.
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POPE FRANCIS’ EXHORTATION ON THE FAMILY AN ‘ORGANIC DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINE’
Since so many people had questions on the development of doctrine in "Amoris Laetitia," here is Christof Cardinal Schonborn, archbishop of Vienna, one of the church's leading theological lights, on that topic.
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'AMORIS LAETITIA': FRANCIS CHALLENGES THE CHURCH
Pope Francis confronts the charge that any kind of change amounts to a capitulation to the culture, a watering down of Catholic doctrine, and turns the charge on its head.
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WHAT'S CONSCIENCE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Prior to the release of "Amoris Laetitia," Pope Francis' groundbreaking new apostolic exhortation, in which the role of conscience was reaffirmed in moral decision making, Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber spoke with moral theologian James Keenan, S.J., for a primer on conscience issues.
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INTEGRATION YES, COMMUNION WHO KNOWS? - Excerpts from the post-synodal exhortation "Amoris Lætitia." In 264 pages and 325 paragraphs not a single clear word in favor of communion for the divorced and remarried.
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WHAT IS FRANCIS SAYING WITH 'AMORIS LAETITIA'? - The exhortation represents the first attempt by a pope to demonstrate how the episcopal collegiality of Vatican II is supposed to work.
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HOW TO READ 'AMORIS LAETITIA' - If you are a layperson and want to read the pope's apostolic exhortation on the family, skip the first three chapters and start with Chapter 4. If you are a priest, moral theologian, or divorced Catholic, read Chapter 8.
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TOP TEN TAKEAWAYS FROM 'AMORIS LAETITIA' - Pope Francis’s groundbreaking new document 'Amoris Laetitia' ('The Joy of Love') asks the church to meet people where they are, to consider the complexities of people’s lives and to respect people’s consciences when it comes to moral decisions.
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FRANCIS' EXHORTATION A RADICAL SHIFT TO SEE GRACE IN IMPERFECTION - In a radical departure from recent pastoral practice, Pope Francis has asked the world's Catholic clergy to let their lives become "wonderfully complicated"
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‘THE JOY OF LOVE’: POPE FRANCIS ON THE FAMILY - America Magazine on the Pope Francis' groundbreaking new document, 'Amoris Laetitia,' including theologians and experts on the role of conscience, on women, on discernment, even on "gradualism," and on much more.
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AMORIS LAETITIA': A COMMONWEAL READING LIST - The latest Commonweal Reading List features analysis and commentary on Amoris Laetitia, with pieces both from their blog and website.
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THE LISTENING POPE - The pope’s inductive approach is visible in the many sources that he draws upon. Like 'Laudato Si’,' in 'Amoris Laetitia' Francis develops a pastoral theology of family life that explicitly draws from some surprising sources.
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