7 takeaways from hosting 'Amoris Laetitia' theology seminars for 47 US bishops

I traveled with pastoral leaders and theologians across the U.S. to assist our bishops in discussing Pope Francis' 2016 apostolic exhortation on family life. Let me offer you seven takeaways.


What I learned from organizing, participating in Boston's 'Amoris Laetitia' event

Perspective: The exhortation is a beautiful, readable document that offers to help priestly and lay ministers in their outreach ministries to families. In my research, I found that in at least six countries, bishops and cardinals together with theologians had taken creative steps to share "The Joy of Love" with their people. Could our bishops do the same?

Take and Read: Being as Communion

Take and Read: The work of Jean Zizioulas forever changed me; I realized just how small my field of Catholic theological ethics is.


Jesuit theologian: May Pope Francis expand women's role

Opinion: There is hope that the first Jesuit pope will focus more on the poor and will be more open to women in the church.