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Post Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.

Here’s the full text of the Vatican’s response to dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Oct 3, 2023

By CNA Staff

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka had submitted to the Vatican a request for pastoral guidance. Read more

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.

Vatican responds to Cardinal Duka’s dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Oct 2, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Originally submitted by the archbishop emeritus of Prague on July 13, the DDF’s response had been issued to the Czech... Read more

Amoris laetitia webinar equips leaders to build up sacramental marriages in the Church

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the four-day webinar centered on the question: "Where do we stand... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Priests, bishops, and married couples ‘co-responsible’ for the family

Jun 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope sent a video message to a four-day online meeting on his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia. Read more

The Cuban flag.

Church in Cuba announces activities for the Year of the Family

Apr 27, 2021

By Diego López Marina

The Cuban Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Committee on the Family announced a three month period of activities to celebrate... Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

Mar 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

Online event, papal message to mark opening of ‘Amoris laetitia’ year

Mar 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican will mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of Amoris laetitia, Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation on the family,... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis urges all families to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for ‘sure inspiration’

Dec 27, 2020

Pope Francis urged families across the world Sunday to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for “sure inspiration.”  Read more

Pope Francis gives an address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to mark fifth anniversary of ‘Amoris laetitia’ with year dedicated to family

Dec 27, 2020

Pope Francis announced Sunday a special year dedicated to the family, marking the fifth anniversary of the publication of his... Read more

The next World Meeting of Families will focus on holiness in married vocation

May 17, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as... Read more

 Pope Francis walk at the end of his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square.

Analysis: Serious and unserious allegations of papal heresy

May 2, 2019

By Ed Condon

Despite the recent open letter’s strident claims, the arguments advanced by its authors do not appear to make a legal,... Read more

Pope Francis greets the pilgrims during his weekly general audience in St Peter's square.

Theologians accuse pope of heresy

May 1, 2019

A group of nineteen Catholics, including some prominent academics, have published an open letter to the bishops of the world... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, at the Vatican in April 2015.

Cardinal Kasper says Müller’s manifesto spreads ‘confusion and division’

Feb 10, 2019

Cardinal Walter Kasper has released a criticism of Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s “Manifesto of Faith,” accusing it of containing half-truths and... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

Müller delivers ‘manifesto’ on Catholic teaching

Feb 8, 2019

A former prefect of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has weighed in on the Church’s theological debates regarding the reception of... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Cardinal Farrell reiterates support for 'Amoris laetitia'

Jan 29, 2019

In a recent interview, Cardinal Kevin Farrell offered his view of criticisms of the apostolic exhortation on love in the... Read more

Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" (the Joy of Love) at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.

‘Amoris laetitia’ must be read ‘always in continuity’ with Church teaching, pope says

Aug 22, 2018

By Ed Condon

A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation... Read more

Polish bishops at a plenary assembly in Zakopane, June 2017.

For Poland's bishops, Pope Francis continues Catholic teaching on the family

Jun 12, 2018

Pope Francis’ thought on the family reveals the importance of “tenderness and closeness” in pastoral ministry and should be read... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper offers new thoughts on Amoris Laetitia

Mar 6, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Walter Kasper has tried to address the controversy over some interpretations of Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia, but one... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Analysis: In new pastoral plan, Cardinal Wuerl shares a missionary mandate

Mar 5, 2018

Since the beginning of the debate on whether chapter eight of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia permits the divorced and civilly... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Washington archdiocese issues Amoris Laetitia marriage plan

Mar 3, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Washington has released a pastoral plan aiming to implement Amoris Laetitia within the archdiocese.  Read more