Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) is a deep and important document.
It comes at a critical time, when the meaning of marriage, family and human love is confused and disputed in our society. So I welcome this document as a gift to the Church but also to everyone who wants to understand what God really intends for our true happiness as men and women.
Pope Francis writes beautifully, as a wise pastor, about the meaning of married love, the joys of motherhood and fatherhood, and the gift of children. He is realistic in considering the challenges we face in our society but he is confident in God’s grace and guidance. He reminds us again and again that strong marriages and loving families are at the heart of God’s plan for our lives and the health of our society.