Amoris Laetitia

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

A Catholic 'paradigm shift' would be corruption, not development – Cardinal Muller

Feb 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The authentic development of doctrine is about making more explicit the revealed truths of faith, not changing, or “shifting,” Church... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Cardinal Cupich launches Amoris Laetitia seminars for US bishops

Feb 12, 2018

The Archbishop of Chicago has invited some U.S. bishops to a series of conferences on the 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, speaks at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Jan. 25, 2018.

Vatican official hopes World Meeting of Families will promote family values

Jan 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Kevin Farrell is in charge of the World Meeting of Families being held in August, and he has said... Read more

Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Bishop Schneider explains the Kazakhstani profession of truths on marriage

Jan 11, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Fidelity to the words of Christ makes it necessary to profess the truth about sacramental marriage, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told... Read more

Archbishop Tomash Peta.

Kazakh bishops affirm indissolubility of marriage – and its implications

Jan 2, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Three Kazakhstani bishops signed a statement on Sunday confirming that it is not licit to admit to sacramental communion Catholics... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 8, 2017.

Analysis: Argentine letter on Amoris is in the Acta. Does that change things?

Dec 5, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

Despite the recent inclusion of Pope Francis' 2016 letter to the Buenos Aires bishops on Amoris laetitia in the Holy... Read more

Archbishop Chaput to priests: defend marriage bond wherever you can

Nov 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Priests must uphold the lifelong covenant of marriage as “a message of liberation, even when it’s difficult,” Archbishop Charles J.... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on September 2, 2015.

A deeper look at the 'filial correction' of Pope Francis

Sep 29, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After Catholic scholars issued what they termed a “filial correction” of Pope Francis, what exactly were their charges and how... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at the EWTN studio in Rome during the canonizations of Popes St John Paul II and St John XXIII.

Cardinal Burke: Church divisions show urgent need for clarity

Sep 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

Amid the ongoing debate surrounding “Amoris Laetitia,” dubia author Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a new interview that he’s wrongly... Read more

Argentine pastoral letter: 'Accompaniment' in marriage must be faithful

Aug 30, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

A pastoral letter on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia by Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina... Read more

Bishops gathered with the Pope at the 2014 Synod on the Family.

Full text of dubia cardinals' letter asking Pope for an audience

Jun 20, 2017

Here is the full text of the letter, signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on behalf of the four dubia cardinals,... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, Prefect of Laity, family and Life, speaks with CNA on May 3, 2017.

Cardinal Farrell: Let's talk about the beauty of the family

May 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's point-man on family and life issues says rather than just complaining about problems we see in society, we... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Love must be core of family life, Pope says ahead of World Meeting of Families

Mar 30, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying couples and families should root... Read more

Why Catholic teaching on marriage matters for society

Mar 2, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage... Read more

Cardinal John Ribat during the cardinal consistory in St. Peter's Basilica on November 19, 2016.

Papua New Guinea's cardinal has bigger concerns than Amoris Laetitia

Feb 17, 2017

By Elise Harris

While many in different sectors of the Church are pulling out their hair trying to resolve the Amoris Laetitia communion... Read more

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, speaks at a Vatican press conference Sept. 8, 2015.

Vatican's top legal aide says divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Feb 14, 2017

By Elise Harris

The head of the Vatican office charged with interpreting Church law has said that divorced-and-remarried persons who want to change... Read more

Marriage is holy: A Swiss bishop publishes 9 points on 'Amoris laetitia'

Feb 3, 2017

Referring extensively to Pope Francis' writing in Amoris laetitia, a Swiss bishop on Thursday gave direction on how to implement... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of Germany during their ad limina visit to the Vatican, Nov. 20, 2015.

German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Feb 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in certain cases, for divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive... Read more

Let's not misuse Pope Francis' plan for Christian marriage, bishop urges

Jan 17, 2017

Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage aims to help people in difficult family situations without departing from the broader context of... Read more

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, emeritus Archbishop of Bologna.

Cardinal Caffarra explains the reasons behind the dubia

Jan 16, 2017

In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra discussed at length the questions which exist about... Read more