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.

Book by Cardinal Wuerl

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

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

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