Amoris Laetitia

Family was adopted as one of four apostolic frontiers identified by the members at the world Christian Life Community assembly in Lebanon in 2013, through sharing, listening, praying, and discerning together about the future for CLC’s mission work.Before we were to become increasingly familiar with Pope Francis’ encyclical Amoris Laetitia ‘On Love in the Family’ (April 2016), and before the two Synods on marriage and family life took place, the dream of an International Conference on the Family...
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Dr Austen Ivereigh gave the annual Landings UK lecture at Farm St last week.  Landings is the organization which welcomes returning Catholics.Pope Francis’s evangelization strategy is born from the analysis of the modern world made by the Latin-American Church at its historic 2007 gathering in Aparecida, Brazil, when it called for a “pastoral and missionary conversion” in response to what it called a “change of era”. At the heart of document is understanding the current moment as a time of...
Peter Scally SJ and the team from Sacred Heart Edinburgh
Over three days last week almost 120 delegates from our parishes came together to learn from each other and from a panel of experts, how to breathe new energy into parish life to make them  “ centres of constant missionary outreach” (Evangelii Gaudiam 28).   Delegates from Scotland to the south coast, ranging in age from 21 to 89, and representing cultures on all continents, spent time together considering the three key documents issued by Pope Francis:Evangelii Gaudiam...
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Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, published on 8 April 2016, transposes church teaching on marriage and the family from the key of law to that of virtue and should be celebrated, says Nicholas Austin SJ. This powerful new document offers ‘a Gospel-inspired vision of what family life can be, a word of encouragement for those who are not yet there, and above all another example of the discerning way of proceeding that the pope has modelled’. The topic of...