Pope Francis is starting "a new kind of conversation" in talking about marriage and social justice as sides of the same coin, says Julie Hanlon Rubio.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' critics cite the words of Jesus in Matthew 19 about divorce and remarriage. But should these quotes end the discussion?
The two-day meeting appeared to be where the next steps in the campaign against the pope were being worked out. It turned out to be nothing of the sort.
Pope Francis met last week with representatives of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church; they discussed different Catholic perspectives on feminism, Amoris Laetitia and Laudato Si'.
We say: Our enthusiasm for the model that Amoris Laetitia gives us does not blind us to the challenges our church faces.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis hasn't changed the church's position on birth control, celibacy, women priests or gay marriage, but he has fundamentally changed how we see the church.
Four Years of Francis: Many of the changes taking place at the upper echelons of the church at first glance appear minor, then take on a wider meaning.
Distinctly Catholic: Amoris Laetitia contains three sentences that define the reforms that Pope Francis seeks for the church.
Many European Catholics are unsure which direction their spiritual leaders are now likely to take on key issues such as the granting of Communion to the divorced and remarried.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio affirmed in a new book that Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia allows divorced and remarried persons to take Communion under certain circumstances.