7.19
Reaching Out to Those Who Have Experienced “A Failure in Love”

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trash the dress

Anna Keating on how the Church is trying to reach out to those who have experienced what Pope Francis calls “a failure in love.” Read her piece on divorce and annulments and the upcoming Family Synod in America magazine here: Reaching Out to Those Who Have Experienced “A Failure in Love”. Listen to The Shins song “Gone for Good” after the jump:

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4.8
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation ‘The Joy of Love’

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mother and child

Pope Francis’ has released his second Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” or “The Joy of Love.” Fr. James Martin says, “The message is: Welcome.” This is a pastoral document aimed at helping the Church pass on the faith and better serve families. Download the PDF from the Vatican here: Amoris Laetitia. Read it in sections from Crux here: On Love in the Family. Buy the book here. In my opinion, the message of Francis’ pontificate has been, “You don’t have to pass a test to come home.”

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9.8
Misc: Pope Francis Streamlines the Annulment Process

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older couple

Pope Francis has announced new procedures to streamline the annulment process, emphasizing mercy and making it easier for Catholics with invalid marriages to remarry in the Catholic Church. Anna Keating on why this is happening in America here: Reaching Out to Those Who Have Experienced ‘A Failure in Love’. The Washington Post has the story here: Pope Francis Streamlines the Annulment Process. Listen to it on NPR after the jump:

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10.23
Misc: Rethinking Family on a Catholic Time Scale

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Pope Francis

Like many left-leaning young American Catholics, Nathan Schneider wishes the Catholic Church would change its teachings on gay partnerships. And yet, he is grateful for an ancient and universal Church that “does not defer to the whims of whatever the cultural moment is in the United States.” That’s something we can all agree on. Read his piece from Al Jazeera America here: Rethinking Family on a Catholic Time Scale For more read James Martin’s piece: What The Synod of Bishops Did and Didn’t Do

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10.6
Misc: On the Eve of Family Synod Pope Prays for “Open and Fraternal” Debate

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family at the prayer for the synod of the family

At the prayer vigil before the Family Synod Pope Francis prayed for an “open and fraternal” debate. In addition he has asked all the faithful to pray for the Synod. Read more from Catholic News Service here: On the Eve of Family Synod Pope Prays for “Open and Fraternal” Debate. Read the full text of his remarks here: Pope Francis’ Opening Remarks. More photos after the jump:

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