Among Women Espresso Shot #9: The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

Welcome to Episode 9 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”IMG_0230
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Taking a look at Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, (On Love in the Family), or as its popularly known, “The Joy of Love”. 

I’m calling this podcast a “double espresso shot” because its twice as long — 30 minutes. I hope you’ll indulge me. In this podcast I’ll be encouraging you to read, read, read Pope Francis’ latest document following the two previous Synods on marriage and family life: Amoris Laetitia. I’ll also review the table of contents, offer some excerpts, and add a few personal thoughts.

Links for this episode:

Read the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love” (PDF form)

From previous popes:

John Paul II’s  Familiars Consortia (“On the Christian Family in the Modern World”) and complete volume on Theology of the Body

Benedict XVI’s Deus Caritas Est (“God is Love”)

Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae (“On the Regulation of Birth”)

Other commentary on Amoris Laetitia:

Vatican Radio’s Official Summary of “The Joy of Love”

USCCB’s press release

Bishop Robert Barron’s first reflections on “The Joy of Love”

Cardinal Raymond Burke: “Amoris Laetitia and the Constant Teaching and Practice of the Church”

Sr Anne Flanagan “Amoris Laetitiae: Responses (and Reactions!)

The prayer to the Holy Family, found in the document.

Order your hard copy of Amoris Laetitia here.