Amoris Laetitia


Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia is of great importance for the understanding and teaching of the Church’s vision for marriage and family life and its pastoral application in our contemporary society and culture.

Amoris Laetitia was issued after years of prayer, consultation and dialogue with bishops and leaders in the Church. The materials below are resources that have been developed by the archdiocese for us by priests, parishes, families, and couples to better understand the exhortation and the practical ways it can be lived out.

Seek First the Kingdom Blog Posts on Amoris Laetitia

On Love in the Family: The Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis
April 8, 2016

Consensus Exhortation
April 11, 2016

The Magisterial Continuity of Amoris Laetitia
April 21, 2016

The Pastoral Implications of Amoris Laetitia
April 22, 2016

Knowing the Authentic Teaching of the Church
April 30, 2016

Love, Faith and Presence on Father’s Day
June 17, 2016

The Door of Mercy in the Church is Open to All in the Jubilee of Mercy . . . and Beyond
November 17, 2016

The Holy Family of Nazareth is the Model for Families of Today
December 30, 2016

Is it confusion or different approaches?
January 30, 2017

Embracing the Mercy of God during Lent
March 14, 2017

Mother’s Day and the “Joy of Love”
May 14, 2017

Jubilee Couples Show the Joy of Love
June 23, 2017

A Church that Accompanies
February 6, 2018

Book by Cardinal Wuerl

The Marriage God Wants for You: Why the Sacrament Makes All the Difference

Online Articles on Amoris Laetitia

What can we expect from the family? A culture of hope for the family starting from “Amoris Laetitia.”
by Gerhard L. Müller
Conciliar seminary of Oviedo
May 4, 2016.

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests on ‘Amoris Laetitia’
by Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
Catholic Standard
October 5, 2016

Bishops need shared approach to ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ new cardinal says 
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
November 16, 2016

As anti-Amoris critics cross into dissent, the Church must move on
By Austen Ivereigh
December 11, 2016

New Dallas bishop voices support for immigrants, ‘Amoris’
By Mark Zimmermann, National Correspondent
December 14, 2016

Bishop Doran defends Pope Francis against his critics
By Greg Daly
The Irish Catholic (Ireland)
December 15, 2016

Card. Farrell: Amoris Laetitia is one of the best instruments to prepare for married life
January 3, 2017

Vatican doctrine chief: No need to correct pope on divorce
The Associated Press
January 9, 2017

Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of Pope Francis over ‘Amoris Laetitia
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
January 9, 2017

Cardinal Mueller: There’s no problem with doctrine in ‘Amoris laetitia
By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency
January 9, 2017

Questioning the Dubia. Confusion still surrounds Amoris Laetitia
By Louis J. Cameli
America Magazine
January 5, 2017

Listening, Accompanying, Discerning & Evangelizing
by Cardinal Wuerl
Salt + Light
January 17, 2017

‘Amoris Laetitia’ emphasizes accompanying couples amid life’s challenges, cardinal tells seminarians
By Mark Zimmermann
Catholic Standard
January 23, 2017

Cardinal Wuerl says Amoris Laetitia affirms teaching on marriage and conscience while stressing pastoral accompaniment
By Mark Zimmermann
Catholic Standard
January 24, 2017