Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) has arrived. Among many Catholics, the anticipation of this statement from the Holy Father was met with great angst, at least for those who paid attention to the general press’ expectation and spin that this Synod on the Family would redefine Catholic thinking regarding God’s first created institution.
So, what’s the conclusion? Will God be shocked and the media elite elated? Or is this a biblical and orthodox pastoral exhortation on the family? Or maybe it is something in between?
First, we must appreciate that this statement is the first major statement from the Vatican on the family since Pope St. John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio in 1981. While...READ MORE