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Analysis: Even before the two synods on marriage and the family that served as the basis for "The Joy of Love," disputes were arising within the hierarchy over pastoral practice.
Distinctly Catholic: Amoris Laetitia contains three sentences that define the reforms that Pope Francis seeks for the church.
San Juan, Puerto Rico -- During coffee breaks and in between sessions at the annual Catholic Theological Society of America conference, sales are brisk at the dozen publishing houses in the conference exhibit area.
Pastors must discern with divorced and remarried Catholics before determining whether the admission to the sacraments is possible, as is the practice of the Vienna archdiocese.