A MUST READ: A SYMPOSIUM ON AMORIS LAETITIA

 

THE CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT SYMPOSIUM ON AMORIS LAETITIA

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Amoris Laetitia:
A CWR Symposium

Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, “On love in the family,” has been one of the most widely anticipated papal documents in recent years, following the closely watched and sometimes controversial Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in 2014 and the Ordinary Synod of Bishops in 2015. It is also one of the longest and wide-ranging papal documents in recent memory, touching on a host of theological, spiritual, practical, moral, and pastoral questions about family, marriage, children, sexuality, and related matters.

In these essays CWR contributors offer their reflections and analysis of the document, drawing upon their knowledge and experience as married people, priests, theologians, scholars, and journalists.

Francis’ sprawling Exhortation a marriage of profound and muddled | Carl E. Olson

In Amoris Laetitia, who is admonishing whom? | James V. Schall, SJ

The Joy of Love in the Hands of the Clergy | Dr. Leroy Huizenga

The Mystery of Matrimony and Amoris Laetitia | Michael J. Miller

Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia and St. John Paul II | Eduardo Echeverria

In Amoris Laetitia, the family is an opportunity, not a problem | Stephan Kampowski

Make sure you read these passages from Amoris Laetitia, too | Catherine Harmon

The Trending of the Pope | Mark Brumley

The Two Synods and the Exhortation that Followed Them | Mary Jo Anderson

The Shape of Repentance: Reflections on Amoris Laetitia | Adam G. Cooper

Amoris Laetitia: Another Nail in the “Overpopulation” Coffin | Dr. Samuel Gregg

Accompanying, Discerning, and Integrating—in the Way of the Master | David Paul Deavel

“Amoris Laetitia’: The Good, the Disturbing, and the Torturous | Dorothy Cummings McLean

First thoughts on the English version of Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia | Edward N. Peters

The law before ‘Amoris’ is the law after | Edward N. Peters

First thoughts on Amoris Laetitia | Bishop Robert Barron

Watch: Ignatius Press editorial staff members discuss “Amoris Laetitia”

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One Response to A MUST READ: A SYMPOSIUM ON AMORIS LAETITIA

  1. The clear problem with Amoris laetitia is that it will ultimately be interpreted exactly as the secular press has to date, viz. as a surrender of the Church’s traditional teaching on marriage. Period. Catholic apologists can cast a blind eye on this reality as Bishop Barron does or bemoan the muddle-headed prose of the pope as others do, but the reality of widespread misunderstanding and consequent soul-killing actions remains. This pope has a problem and I think I know what it is: He is NOT an intellectual. In fact, he seems to disdain intellect and reasoning. So his wordy prose leaves us at the mercy (no pun intended) of the pundits in the secular press who indulge fuzzy thinking every day as they promote their anti-Christian agenda. I think we should all just stop making excuses for Pope Francis and face squarely the fact that the fathers gathered in the 2013 Conclave didn’t make an excellent choice when that was clearly what the times demanded. We simply have to live with the consequences of their mistaken judgment.

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