NCR Today: I have to say at the outset that despite the fact that the "joy of love" is truly wonderful, I find it difficult to feel excessively positive about Amoris Laetitia.
Faith & Parish
Faith and Justice: Amoris Laetitia cries for discussion. To assist, I have drawn up study questions for individual reading or group discussions.
The Peace Pulpit: Pope Francis gives us an extraordinary example of shepherding modeled on the example of Jesus.
The Field Hospital: St. James Cathedral is spiritual home to more than 5,000 individuals and enlists upwards of 1,000 volunteers in outreach ministries.
The Field Hospital: RENEW International programs start to have impact; several parish closings and consolidations; helping families afford First Communion outfits their children need.
NCR Today: In a church environment where women ask repeatedly for more leadership roles, look for ways to make sure the coming generation feels connected to the church at all.
At the Intersection: I grieve as hard as I love. I've discovered this not from my behavior at funerals, but through the absence of reciprocity.
The Field Hospital: Students sending handmade cards to inmates; British Columbia parish welcomes refugees; Fort Worth diocese's efforts to enhance ministry to disabled population.
The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
Simply Spirit: Amoris Laetitia is not an afterthought, but it fails to incorporate the experiences of LGBT Catholics who also live holy and committed family lives.