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Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), brings a rich reflection on the mission of the family and on how the Church can equip couples to embrace God's vision for marriage and can offer healing for families who are struggling.


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Summary of Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family

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Catechesis on the Family

While preparing for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia prepared a catechetical resource, “Love is our Mission, The Family Fully Alive,” published by Our Sunday Visitor. Ten themes are featured in the resource and highlights from each theme is posted below with suggested activities and additional resources. Each feature has call to Think, Pray and Act on the theme.

Theme 1 - Created for Joy
Theme 2 - Mission of Love
Theme 3 - The Meaning of Human Sexuality
Theme 4 - Two Become One
Theme 5 - Creating the Future
Theme 6 - All Love Bears Fruit
Theme 7 - Light in a Dark World
Theme 8 - A Home for the Wounded Heart
Theme 9 - Mother, Teacher, Family: The Nature and Role of the Church
Theme 10 - Choosing Life