12.3
How a Thrice Divorced Tattoo Artist Became a Benedictine Monk

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Benedictine MonkThe Statesman Journal tells the story of Brother Andre Love, who, before becoming a Benedictine monk and iconographer, was a thrice divorced tattoo artist struggling with addiction. Read his story from Tom Rastrelli here: How a Thrice Divorced Tattoo Artist Became a Benedictine Monk

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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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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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