Searching for the Joy of Love, Part 3: Finding good reception

As our second installment looked at the lengthy process that led to Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), this third installment looks at the challenges posed by another process, Catholics in the pews receiving the teaching into their everyday lives.

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire. CNS photo

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Ca. describes the challenges associated with this crucial process, known as reception. Intent, context, tradition, theological weight and cultural considerations all matter.

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