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Pope promotes radical tenderness

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Eureka Street

BY THE STANDARDS of papal documents Amoris Laetitia, on love in the family, is a baggy elephant. It has confounded reviewers who were expecting a more pointy beast. It is over 200 pages long and touches on almost everything, sometimes returning to qualify positions previously taken.

'Amoris Laetitia': Francis challenges the church

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter.

‘AT TIMES we find it hard to make room for God’s unconditional love in our pastoral activity. We put so many conditions on mercy that we empty it of its concrete meaning and real significance. That is the worst way of watering down the Gospel.’

Pope Francis in his new apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. (Paragraph 311.)

Violence against women as a threat to the family.

Monday 11 April 2016

America magazine

THANKS TO Pope Francis, apostolic exhortations are now big events and news stories. In the 263 pages of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ (‘The Joy of Love’), Pope Francis offers what we have come to expect from him—a thoughtful, nuanced and substantial text that defies easy interpretation. It is also a text that looks to the margins, something else that is a clear Pope Francis trademark. He is attentive to the pressures and struggles of families living in poverty, but he also highlights another group on the margins: victims of domestic violence.