After two synods on the family and a process of consultation involving the Catholic laity, Pope Francis issued his much anticipated Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia, in April 2016. The document offers a reflection on the challenges modern families face and presents Catholic teaching in such a way that emphasizes the dignity of conscience and the importance of pastoral sensitivity.
In this reading group, we will discuss Amoris Laetitia and responses, focusing on three topics that have produced lively debate: the role of women in the family and society, the recognition of LGBTQ relationships, and the Church’s teaching on divorced and remarried Catholics.
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Sign up by September 16th. Three meetings will be scheduled according to participants’ availability.