Posts Tagged ‘Apostolic exhortation’

Apostolic exhortation on Amazon disappoints and outrages

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The apostolic exhortation on the Amazon has disappointed those hoping for an opening of clerical roles to married men and women. Many are saying that in Querida Amazonia (“Beloved Amazon”) Pope Francis has failed to extend his prophetic voice about environmental injustice to injustices to the church. They are also outraged over its language of Read more

Women have legitimate claims to church equality says Pope

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Women have legitimate claims to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. The Church has to acknowledge a history of male domination and sexual abuse of women and children and it must repair its reputation among young people or risk becoming “a museum”, he says. Francis made these comments in the 50-page Read more

Full text of Gaudete et Exultate available online

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The full text of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exultate – Rejoice and be Glad – has been published online by the Holy See. To access the exhortation, read more Related Posts:Amazon bishop ‘disappointed’ by synod outcomePope Francis’ ecological encyclical set to musicOnline learning: Vatican releases new rules for…Children’s access to online porn fuels Read more

Apostolic Exhortation: Rejoice and be glad

Monday, April 9th, 2018
Rejoice and be glad

Rejoice and be glad Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is Read more

New apostolic exhortation released

Monday, April 9th, 2018

A new apostolic exhortation has been released by the Vatican. An apostolic exhortation is considered one of the highest ranking papal documents after Encyclical Letters. The latest exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (“Rejoice and be glad”), focuses on the call to holiness in the contemporary world. The exhortation’s title comes from the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:12). This Read more

First thoughts on Amoris Laetitia

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He congratulated those proudly orthodox seminarians for their devotion to the dogmatic and moral truths proposed by the Church, but he also offered some pointed pastoral advice. He said that it Read more

Top Vatican official expects family document from Pope soon

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The Vatican’s Secretary of State expects an apostolic exhortation on the family from Pope Francis reasonably soon. Cardinal Pietro Parolin told Italian news agency ANSA that the Pope will promulgate a document based in the conclusions of the synod of bishops’ recent meeting. Regarding the timing of any apostolic exhortation, he said: “This I do Read more