Joy of Love

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Amoris Laetitia

“The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.”
-His Holiness Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) is the result of the synodal process initiated by Pope Francis in 2013. During 2014 and 2015, bishops, clergy, religious and lay people, along with Pope Francis, addressed a wide range of topics on Church pastoral practice in relation to marriage and family life. It reaffirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others.


Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Amoris Laetitia


Pope Francis on Love, Marriage, and the Family – George Weigel
Share truth of family with mercy, pope says in post-synod document – Catholic News Service
A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family life – Catholic News Service

Catholic Institutions

Archdiocese of Detroit Office of Marriage and Family
Amoris Laetitia FAQs – USCCB
Michigan Celebrates Marriage – Michigan Catholic Conference

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