Joy Of Love

Thumbnail pope francis Amid anti-Francis blowback, humor is a ray of hope

In the wake of the latest Roman expression of anti-Pope Francis backlash, in this case a satirical spoof of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 177001175 ‘Amoris Laetitia’: Strong families are the bedrock of society

Recently we celebrated El Dia de la Hispanidad, or the Day of Hispanicity at my children’s parochial school. All but a handful of the children and...

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Thumbnail pope francis 2 with archbishop charles chaput at the wednesday general audience in st peters square on june 24 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 6 24 15 Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis shows continuity on divorce, remarriage

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 7, 2016 / 03:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic...

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Thumbnail cardinal carlo caffarra cna file photo cna Cardinal Caffarra explains the reasons behind the dubia

Bologna, Italy, Jan 16, 2017 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra...

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Thumbnail card gerhard ludwig mller daniel ibez cna cna 6 14 16 Cardinal Mueller: There's no problem with doctrine in 'Amoris laetitia'

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2017 / 12:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s doctrinal head has challenged several cardinals' public questioning of the...

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Thumbnail cardinal walter kasper at the presentation on armenian genocide april 24 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 4 24 15 For Cardinal Kasper, 'Amoris laetitia' allows new pastoral practices

Munich, Germany, Oct 28, 2016 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent article for a German journal, Cardinal Walter Kasper – a protagonist for the...

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Thumbnail robert spaemann vor dem obelisken vor santa maria sopra minerva 1461829743 1 Full text: Interview with Robert Spaemann on Amoris Laetitia

Greatly valued as an advisor by Saint John Paul II, a friend of Benedict XVI, and widely held to be the most important German Catholic philosopher...

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Thumbnail wedding couple credit tymonk galyna via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 26 15 How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

Washington D.C., Feb 14, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and...

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Thumbnail pope francis kisses a child in st peters square for the general audience dec 9 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna Love must be core of family life, Pope says ahead of WMOF

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2017 / 05:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying...

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Thumbnail monsignor charles j scicluna credit alan holdren cna Maltese bishops: Divorced-and-remarried 'at peace with God' may receive Communion

Valletta, Malta, Jan 13, 2017 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come...

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Those who think Pope Francis' recent apostolic exhortation changed the Church's discipline on Holy Communion for the divorced-and-remarried are...

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Thumbnail 20160411t1113 2650 cns mother child No, Pope Francis isn't saying your 'conscience' trumps doctrine

In his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia Pope Francis is helping priests to be better pastors, not giving individual consciences the ultimate...

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Thumbnail abg 04 15 1 Reflections on ‘The Joy of Love’

Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) is a deep and important document. Pope Francis has asked us to read his new apostolic exhortation on...

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Thumbnail abg statement Statement on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) is a deep and important document. It comes at a critical time, when the meaning of marriage, family and...

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Thumbnail world day of marriage los angeles 2017 The joy of marriage

This past weekend I had the joy to celebrate World Marriage Day and preside over the renewal of wedding vows for 64 couples, including one couple...

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Thumbnail extraordinary assembly of synod of the bishops on the family 1 oct 2014 credit  mazur catholicnewsorguk cna 10 5 15 These four cardinals asked Pope Francis to clarify 'Amoris laetitia'

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2016 / 01:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Citing conflicting interpretations of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the...

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Thumbnail amoris  laetitia debate Thoughts on turning down the heat in the ‘Amoris’ debate

As most everyone knows, Pope Francis has both fans and critics within the Catholic fold. For those with long memories, that insight rates up there...

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Thumbnail marriage credit ivan galashchuk via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 14 15 US bishops say Amoris Laetitia is deeper than 'myopic' commentaries

Washington D.C., Sep 29, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States bishops have said that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love in...

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