Amoris Laetitia

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Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta.

Maltese bishops: Divorced-and-remarried 'at peace with God' may receive Communion

Jan 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come out with a new set of... Read more


Could this save Catholic marriage prep?

Dec 19, 2016

By Matt Hadro

With high divorce rates among Catholic couples – and marriage rates plummeting among millennials – Church leaders are scrambling to... Read more

Bishop Conley distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Lincoln, Nov. 20, 2012.

Bishop Conley reassures clergy over 'Amoris laetitia'

Dec 9, 2016

Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said to his priests... Read more

Archbishop Chaput processes into Mass, April 1, 2016.

Philly archdiocese releases full text of Archbishop Chaput's interview with CNS

Nov 17, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has published the full text of Archbishop Charles Chaput's responses to questions posed to him by... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks with CNA Sept. 15, 2014.

How to fix our broken sexual culture, according to Archbishop Chaput

Nov 16, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Infidelity, divorce, sexual violence, pornography, hook-up culture – all things that have both increased en masse in society over the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2015.

Keep calm and follow Jesus, US bishops say after the election

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As the country recovers from a divisive election and many in the U.S. are living in uncertainty, the Church must... Read more

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

These four cardinals asked Pope Francis to clarify 'Amoris laetitia'

Nov 14, 2016

Citing conflicting interpretations of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, four prominent cardinals wrote a letter to... Read more

Pope Francis greets officials of the John Paul II Institute at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican, Oct. 27, 2016.

Theology and pastoral care 'go hand in hand', Pope tells JPII Institute

Oct 27, 2016

Doctrine and theological reflection are to be formed by its evangelizing purpose and by pastoral concerns, Pope Francis told the... Read more

For Bishop Olmsted, Pope Francis shows continuity on marriage

Sep 22, 2016

Pope Francis has not changed Catholic practice on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. Rather, his goal is to... Read more

Bishops: Don't let the media guide Catholics on divorce

Sep 17, 2016

Divorced Catholics who have remarried civilly are welcome to seek reconciliation with the Church, but they need to be sure... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 7, 2016.

What Pope Francis said about Communion for the divorced-and-remarried

Sep 13, 2016

Pope Francis has written a private message approving the Buenos Aires bishops’ response to the divorced-and-remarried inspired by his apostolic... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet takes part in the Pontifical Council for Culture's Plenary Assembly on Women's Cultures in Rome on Feb. 6, 2015.

Vatican cardinal calls Amoris Laetitia a controversial document

Aug 3, 2016

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, said in Toronto that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family,... Read more

A newly married couple receive Communion in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 14, 2014.

Bishop Paprocki: Don't be misled, Archbishop Chaput got it right on marriage

Jul 19, 2016

Some news reports got it wrong: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s guidelines on Holy Communion and divorce-and-remarriage were “certainly correct” and... Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, June 24, 2015.

Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis shows continuity on divorce, remarriage

Jul 7, 2016

Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic tradition and shows the way forward for engaging those who... Read more

Robert Spaemann before the obelisk in front of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome.

A follow-up from Robert Spaemann on Amoris Laetitia

Jun 20, 2016

In April, Robert Spaemann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, attracted significant attention for an interview with... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks with CNA in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput clarifies 'Amoris Laetitia' committee

Jun 1, 2016

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia described as “misleading” an article claiming that his leadership of a working group on the... Read more

Pope Francis greets a newly married couple in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 20, 2016.

For Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis calls Christians to evangelize through marriage

Apr 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family presents a special challenge to laypeople to evangelize, Cardinal Donald Wuerl... Read more

Pope Francis on flight to Mexico Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope: Media missed the real family crisis in covering Communion, remarriage

Apr 16, 2016

Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

No, Pope Francis isn't saying your 'conscience' trumps doctrine

Apr 12, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep

Apr 10, 2016

Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the... Read more