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

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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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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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10.21
God Meets You Where You Are. And Why That Can Sound Threatening.

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James Martin, SJ writes about the Synod on the Family and the Church’s need to minister to divorced CatholicsLGBT Catholics, and all families in challenging situations. God meets us where we are, and at the same time calls us to conversion. Read it in The Washington Post here: God Meets You Where You Are. And Why That Can Sound Threatening.

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