Bishop Robert Barron examines Amoris Laetitia, noting that Pope Francis wants the truths regarding marriage, sexuality, and family to be unambiguously declared, but that he also wants the Church’s ministers to reach out in mercy and compassion to those who struggle to incarnate those truths in their lives.
Browsing: Pope Francis
The Pope is on retreat meditating of these powerful questions from the Gospel. Here is a chance for your own mini-retreat based on those same questions with a few thoughts to get you started, not from Fr. Ermes Ronchi who is leading the Pope and other members of the Roman Curia, but just a mom from South Carolina.
When Kara Klein first read Pope Francis’ speeches she, like many, felt anger. “Why would he stand before our government and not reprimand them for legalizing gay marriage and slaughtering millions of babies through abortion… key issues which the Catholic Church fights vigorously against?” But then she thought: “Who am I to judge?”
Melanie Jean Juneau reminds readers that Pope Francis consistently proclaims traditional Catholic social teaching with joy. Even better, he has joyfully lived out what he has preached for decades.
Claire Dwyer reminds Catholic mothers who feel that they “missed out” on the Papal Visit that if the Pope is the head of the Church, they are undeniably the heart. In other words, where the Pope goes, we go….in other words, we were there.
Traveling with her husband and six kids to Philadelphia to see the Pope, Karee Santos realizes that it’s much more than a visit. It’s a pilgrimage.
Dave and Mercedes Rizzo pray with their daughter Danielle to Mary, Undoer of Knots at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.