Amoris Laetitia

Updated October 7, 2016

The Papal document resulting from the recent Synods on the Family was released April 8, 2016.  Amoris Laetitia (the Joy of Love), on Love in the Family, is recommended for thoughtful reading and consideration by everyone, as we are all sons and daughters, and often brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents.

Amoris Laetitia - English
Amoris Laetitia - Spanish
Vatican Summary - English
Vatican Reading Guide - English

Archbishop Cordileone has written a series of reflections on the document in Catholic San Francisco:

Part 1: The Human Person
Part 2: Christian Marriage
Part 3: Responsible Parenthood
Part 4: Christian Marriage and Divorce
Part 5: Why Male and Female
Part 6: Implementing Amoris Laetitia

Representative commentary and news coverage at the time of publication are included here:

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
US Catholic Bishops

News Coverage

Catholic San Francisco
Catholic News Service


Pope: ‘. . . the family throughout the world is in crisis,’ Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki
Pope Francis on love in the family, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Cardinal Schönborn Interview, Edward Pentin/National Catholic Register
First Thoughts, Bishop Robert Barron
Top Ten Takeaways, Fr. James Martin, S.J.


Panel Discussion with Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. (1 hour)

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