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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TCC Video: Pope Francis on Communion for Lutherans?

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Pope Francis prays during his visit to the Lutheran church in Rome

“If we have the same baptism, then we must walk together.”

A Lutheran married to a Catholic asked Pope Francis if she could receive Communion with her husband. He told her to pray, study the Church’s teachings, and listen to her conscience. Read the full story here: Pope Francis on Eucharistic Sharing. Watch the video after the jump:

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