A groom places a ring on the finger of his bride as a priest looks on during a wedding ceremony at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Yaounde, Cameroon, Feb. 1, 2009. (CNS photo/Saabi, Galbe.Com)
Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, “On love in the family,” has been one of the most widely anticipated papal documents in recent years, following the closely watched and sometimes controversial Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in 2014 and the Ordinary Synod of Bishops in 2015. It is also one of the longest and wide-ranging papal documents in recent memory, touching on a host of theological, spiritual, practical, moral, and pastoral questions about family, marriage, children, sexuality, and related matters.
In these essaysand in those to be added over the coming daysCWR contributors offer their reflections and analysis of the document, drawing upon their knowledge and experience as married people, priests, theologians, scholars, and journalists.
Francis' sprawling Exhortation a marriage of profound and muddled | Carl E. Olson
In Amoris Laetitia, who is admonishing whom? | James V. Schall, SJ
The Joy of Love in the Hands of the Clergy | Dr. Leroy Huizenga
The Mystery of Matrimony and Amoris Laetitia | Michael J. Miller
Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia and St. John Paul II | Eduardo Echeverria
In Amoris Laetitia, the family is an opportunity, not a problem | Stephan Kampowski
Make sure you read these passages from Amoris Laetitia, too | Catherine Harmon
The Trending of the Pope | Mark Brumley
The Two Synods and the Exhortation that Followed Them | Mary Jo Anderson
The Shape of Repentance: Reflections on Amoris Laetitia | Adam G. Cooper
Amoris Laetitia: Another Nail in the "Overpopulation" Coffin | Dr. Samuel Gregg
Accompanying, Discerning, and Integratingin the Way of the Master | David Paul Deavel
"Amoris Laetitia': The Good, the Disturbing, and the Torturous | Dorothy Cummings McLean
First thoughts on the English version of Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia | Edward N. Peters
The law before ‘Amoris’ is the law after | Edward N. Peters
First thoughts on Amoris Laetitia | Bishop Robert Barron
Watch: Ignatius Press editorial staff members discuss "Amoris Laetitia"