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David Stewart SJ remembers the celebrations for the 175th anniversary of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and reflects on the prayer intention for this month of August.On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, several thousand delegates, National & Regional Directors and friends from every continent gathered at St Peters’ in Vatican City to begin the celebration of the 175th anniversary with a special Papal Audience. In St Paul VI Audience Hall, Fr Fornos SJ began the morning...
Family was adopted as one of four apostolic frontiers identified by the members at the world Christian Life Community assembly in Lebanon in 2013, through sharing, listening, praying, and discerning together about the future for CLC’s mission work.Before we were to become increasingly familiar with Pope Francis’ encyclical Amoris Laetitia ‘On Love in the Family’ (April 2016), and before the two Synods on marriage and family life took place, the dream of an International Conference on the Family...
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Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, published on 8 April 2016, transposes church teaching on marriage and the family from the key of law to that of virtue and should be celebrated, says Nicholas Austin SJ. This powerful new document offers ‘a Gospel-inspired vision of what family life can be, a word of encouragement for those who are not yet there, and above all another example of the discerning way of proceeding that the pope has modelled’. The topic of...