"The Joy of Love" by Pope Francis

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"The Joy of Love" by Pope Francis

Full Text, Commentaries, Implementation, and Study Guide

Authored by Norbert Bufka
Edition: 1

Pope Francis inspires us with his amazing gift of writing about doctrinal issues with a pastor's love for the people of God. He combines the two with honesty and tenderness and asks the bishops and pastors of the Church to do the same.
Without giving new rules or even changing the old ones he asks us to make decisions based on local situations and mitigating factors through a discernment process which includes the internal forum, a concept long held in the church but jealously guarded by those in authority, that is, the hierarchy.
This book includes the full text and notes in the first part followed by commentaries by Fr. Thomas Reese, Joshua McElwee, and the author. Also included are comments from other people, even two who object strongly to this Apostolic Exhortation.
Also in Part II are descriptions of two contrasting ways to implement the document by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego.
Finally, there is a study guide for the reader's own reflection. This book would be useful in any parish or diocesan study because of the several components.

Publication Date:
1537353853 / 9781537353852
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Church / General

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