Reflections on Amoris Laetitia
Published on April 11, 2016
The Catholic News Agency's Carl Bunderson interviewed two Institute professors about the newly released apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia:
Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close ties between integration and conversion, as well as the importance of the Church's established teaching.
Amoris laetitia, released April 8, is the conclusion of a two-year synod process discussing both the beauty and challenges of family life today.
“Among the many pastoral challenges facing the family, one issue in particular provoked intense debate and discussion during the 2014 and 2015 synods. Could there be a change in the Church's discipline to allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist, at least in some cases?” explained Father Antonio López and Dr. Nicholas Healy.