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Amoris Laetitia
February 18, 2021
In an annual address to the Roman Rota, Pope Francis said the Church-appointed judges that hear marriage nullity cases “cannot disregard the memories, made up of light and shadows, that have marked the life, not only of the two spouses but also of the children.” It was a strange complaint to bring to this tribunal, since the Rota deals in nothing but cold, legal decisions.
December 27, 2020
"I have decided to call a special Year dedicated to the Family Amoris laetitia," Pope Francis said at the Angelus on the Feast of the Holy Family, "to be inaugurated on the forthcoming Solemnity of St. Joseph and to conclude with the celebration of the 10th World Meeting of Families, to be held here in Rome in June 2022.”
July 13, 2018
The guidelines say it may be possible to admit couples in irregular unions to Holy Communion
June 11, 2018
The document calls for 'pastoral accompaniment' for divorced and remarried Catholics
May 16, 2018
The Pastoral Appeal, signed by 250 priests, asks bishops to condemn errors on Communion for the remarried and other questions
April 12, 2018
Communion for Protestants has split the German Church – and now it's the Vatican's problem
April 10, 2018
Six doctrinal points were reaffirmed at a conference in Rome, where speakers reflected on the role of the papacy
March 29, 2018
Ross Douthat's book examines the deepest divisions in the Catholic Church