Amoris Laetitia

Bishops listen to a speaker Nov. 13 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore (CNS photo/Bob Roller). 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 14, 2017
Bishop Richard Malone told bishops that the plan would “encourage a broader reading of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and seek to advance more conversation” around “strengthening marriage and family life.”
Pope Francis is silhouetted after his private audience with President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”
Faith Short Take
John J. StrynkowskiNovember 02, 2017
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger urged that dissent from ordinary Magisterium should be disclosed privately to church authority.
Faith Last Take
Thomas J. ReeseOctober 23, 2017
It is time for the laity to speak out and act like true disciples of Christ in spreading the joy of the Gospel. 
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Ireland react to their victory in a May 23, 2015, national referendum. (CNS photo/Aidan Crawley, EPA) 
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 20, 2017
Some church leaders in Ireland say the World Meeting of Families, to be held next year in Dublin, should be open to all kinds of families, including gay couples.
Pope Francis greets family members during an audience with participants in an international congress on protecting children in a digital world, at the Vatican Oct. 6. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith News
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 06, 2017
“Amoris Laetitia” has yet to resonate with many black Catholics in the United States.