Pope Francis’ document on family life, “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love) was released today, and already plenty has been written about the expansive and much-anticipated document
If you’d like to read the document itself, it’s available on the Vatican website.
We’ve also rounded up some overviews, analyses and reactions from around the Catholic press, all linked below.
Catholic News Service: Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling, pope says
Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly: Family exhortation stresses accompaniment, discernment, integration
America Magazine: Pope Francis: The Church Must Integrate, Not Exclude, Catholics in ‘Irregular Situations’
National Catholic Reporter: Francis’ exhortation a radical shift to see grace in imperfection, without fearing moral confusion
National Catholic Register: Pope’s Family Document ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Tackles Complex Pastoral Challenges
Crux: Pope’s family manifesto offers cautious opening on Communion
Religion News Service: Papal document prescribes pragmatic view of family
Reactions and analyses:
Statements from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham and the diocesan Office of Family Life Education
Church leaders hail document’s mercy but caution against hurried reading
Observers say apostolic exhortation can help church model mercy to families
Bishop Robert Barron: First Thoughts on “Amoris Laetitia”
Father James Martin, SJ: Top Ten Takeaways from “Amoris Laetitia”