The Joy of Love

Author: Pope Francis
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Amoris Laetitia (Latin for The Joy of Love) is the post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis. Dated 19 March 2016 and released on 8 April 2016. It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 and 2015. Its introduction and nine chapters comprise 325 numbered paragraphs. Quotations are drawn from earlier popes, documents of the Second Vatican Council and regional bishops' conferences, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.. It includes what is thought to be the first reference to a film in a papal document, Babette's Feast (1987), along with references to works by Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Antonin Sertillanges, Gabriel Marcel, and Mario Benedetti. The Joy of Love has an Introduction and 9 Chapters: INTRODUCTION: Francis begins by noting a division of opinion during the synods: "The debates carried on in the media, in certain publications and even among the Church’s ministers, range from an immoderate desire for total change without sufficient reflection or grounding, to an attitude that would solve everything by applying general rules or deriving undue conclusions from particular theological considerations." He did not propose to resolve those differences by imposing unity: "Unity of teaching and practice is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching or drawing certain consequences from it. This will always be the case as the Spirit guides us towards the entire truth..." (paragraph 3) He warns the reader that the document addresses many issues in many different ways and therefore says: "I do not recommend a rushed reading of the text." He asks the reader to consider the text "patiently and carefully". (paragraph 7) Another called it a rich reflection and a response to criticism of the 2015 synod's report, which opened with sociological concerns rather than Scripture. CHAPTER ONE: In the Light of the Word CHAPTER TWO: The Experiences and Challenges of Families CHAPTER THREE: Looking to Jesus, The Vocation of the Family CHAPTER FOUR: Love in Marriage CHAPTER FIVE: Love Made Fruitful CHAPTER SIX: Some Pastoral Perspectives CHAPTER SEVEN: Towards a Better Education of Children CHAPTER EIGHT: Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness CHAPTER NINE: The Spirituality of Marriage and the Family

Amoris Laetitia

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533413406
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The Apostolic Exhortation is striking for its breadth and detail. Its 325 paragraphs are distributed over nine chapters. The seven introductory paragraphs plainly set out the complexity of a topic in urgent need of thorough study. The interventions of the Synod Fathers make up a "multifaceted gem" , a precious polyhedron, whose value must be preserved. But the Pope cautions that "not all discussions of doctrinal, moral or pastoral issues need to be settled by interventions of the magisterium". Indeed, for some questions, "each country or region ... can seek solutions better suited to its culture and sensitive to its traditions and local needs. For 'cultures are in fact quite diverse and every general principle ... needs to be inculturated, if it is to be respected and applied'. This principle of inculturation applies to how problems are formulated and addressed and, apart from the dogmatic issues that have been well defined by the Church's magisterium, none of this approach can be "globalized". In his address at the end of the 2015 Synod, the Pope said very clearly: The Pope clearly states that we need above all to avoid a sterile juxtaposition between demands for change and the general application of abstract norms. He writes: "The debates carried on in the media, in certain publications and even among the Church's ministers, range from an immoderate desire for total change without sufficient reflection or grounding, to an attitude that would solve everything by applying general rules or deriving undue conclusions from particular theological considerations"

The JOY of LOVE Apostolic EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA on LOVE in the FAMILY

Author: Pope Pope FRANCIS
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ISBN: 9781539150848
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Prayer to the Holy Family : Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God's plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer. Amen. Given in Rome, at Saint Peter's, during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, on 19 March, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, in the year 2016, the fourth of my Pontificate. FRANCISCUS

Amoris Laetitia the Joy of Love

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365082172
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Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation: The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) brings together the results of the two Synods on the Family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015. The Apostolic Exhortation is appreciated as an aid to reflection, dialogue and pa

Love in Marriage

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1941709435
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Discover what the Church really teaches about the beauty of married love! This new book by Magnificat answers Pope Francis' call to reflect on chapter 4 of his new Apostolic Exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love". Pope Francis’ reflection on the beauty of married love presented in two chapters: • Our everyday love: a remarkable commentary on Saint Paul’s hymn of charity (1 Cor 13:4-7). • Growing in conjugal charity: a profound and concrete reflection on the growth of love within marriage, as experienced every day and throughout life. The pope’s magnificent text is divided into 27 small sections, each containing: • A general introductory question • The pope’s text • A series of questions about the text and its impact on our lives • An invitation to prayer Themes include: patience, service, forgiveness, joy, passion, self-giving, gentleness, intimacy, emotions... This book is: • A perfect book to help married couples deepen their love • Enkindle or reignite the flame of married love and keep it blazing for a lifetime • A lovely gift for friends or family to offer to engaged couples or newlyweds A man and a woman who love each other! This is God’s masterpiece! - Pope Francis

Prayers for Catholic Couples

Author: Susan Heuver
Publisher: The Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 1593254911
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Family life today can be so fast-paced and hectic that couples rarely carve out the time to pray together. Here is one way for husbands and wives to both pray together and benefit from the beauty and wisdom of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia). Each two-page reflection contains an excerpt from Pope Francis' letter, a question for couples to ponder, and a short prayer that they can pray alone or together. Couples will be blessed by the Holy Father's words as well as by the experience of praying for their marriage and their family. • Excerpts from Pope Francis' beautiful exhortation will inspire couples to grow in their relationship. • A perfect way for spouses or engaged couples to begin praying together. "Susan Heuver beautifully mines important insights from The Joy of the Love, presents them in user-friendly fashion, and invites couples to prayerfully reflect on them together. This is a great resource for Catholic couples at any stage of their marriage." —John and Claire Grabowski, Member Couple, Pontifical Council for the Family

The Joy of the Gospel

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0553419544
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

The Complete Encyclicals Bulls and Apostolic Exhortations

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594717400
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"Spirituality & Practice 2016 Award Winner." For the first time, all five major writings of Pope Francis—his encyclicals, bulls, and apostolic exhortations—are gathered into one volume. Pope Francis—the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church—was elected on March 13, 2013. Since then, he has been the most influential religious leader in the world, drawing praise and admiration from people of all faiths. The impact of his writings has been felt not just in the Catholic Church for which they were intended but throughout the world. Each of the five works collected in The Complete Encyclicals, Bulls, and Apostolic Exhortations is a book unto itself, so this volume is one that can be cherished, read, and reread by all Catholics and devotees of Pope Francis for many years to come. Volume 1 includes: Lumen Fidei, June 29, 2013: The Light of Faith is an encyclical on the centrality of faith, the relationship between reason and faith, the Church’s role in the transmission of faith, and how faith results in redeeming the world. Evangelii Gaudium, Nov. 24, 2013: The apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel has been called Pope Francis’s manifesto. It challenges all Christians to approach evangelization anew and overcome complacency in order to fulfill Christ’s great mission. Misericordiae Vultus, April 11, 2015: In The Face of Mercy, the papal bull for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in 2015, the pope urges Catholics, “We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy.” Laudato Si’, May 24, 2015: Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home is the landmark encyclical in which Pope Francis issued a call to the entire Church—and the world—on climate change, human responsibility, the role of faith in how we live among God’s entire creation, and the future of the planet. Amoris laetitia, March 19, 2016: Love in the Family is an exhortation published after the Synods on the Family. In it, Pope Francis ranges in his quotations and examples from St. Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther King Jr. to the film Babette’s Feast.

Inside the Vatican

Author: Thomas J. Reese
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674932616
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Draws on interviews with Vatican officials to offer a firsthand look at the people, politics, and bureaucracy of the Vatican, revealing how popes are elected and how dissident theologians are disciplined.

Happiness in This Life

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 1760558192
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The pursuit of happiness is universal, and as his Holiness explains, there are no quick fixes. With his uniquely authoritative and informed perspective, Francis shows us how to address our deepest longings. Drawing on his own past experiences as a priest, His Holiness will discuss the meaning of - and journey towards - happiness, a subject of central importance in his teaching and testimony. Presented in a beautiful hardback edition, this will be wonderful book to use as a guide to the year ahead.