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Amoris Laetitia

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Discussion Guide
The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay has created a new resource to break open Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia, a significant moment in the life and mission of the Church to families.

It includes practical suggestions on how to use this guide in parish settings for a range of groups and purposes, brief summaries of each of the nine chapters of Amoris Laetitia, over 60 questions and reflections points to guide discussion, practical notes of action, key excerpts for raising awareness in your community, and online links for further learning and living Amoris Laetitia.


Download the PDF version of the Amoris Laetitia Discussion Guide (PDF 1.1MB)


On 8 April 2016, His Holiness, Pope Francis released Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love, a landmark Apostolic Exhortation on the definition of family. The document draws on the long history of Church teaching and brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.

This is a document for all to read, and Pope Francis encourages us to take time to work through it, paying attention to what applies most to your specific needs.
The text is a close reading of family life, with spiritual insights and practical wisdom useful for every human couple or persons who want to build a family.

Read full text of Amoris Laetitia here (PDF 1.3MB)

Download snippets from Amoris Laetitia for use in parish bulletins:

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