The Challenges of Accompanying Families in Light of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Jacek Goleń, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
2018 Rocznik Teologii Katolickiej  
This article discusses four specific pastoral challenges associated with accompanying families presented in Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The first challenge is to come to a new understanding of pastoral care of families, which should primarily include parishes and the families that belong to them. The second challenge is pastoral concern for couples and their bond of marriage and maturation of marital love. The third challenge involves helping married couples in the
more » ... couples in the spiritual life of their families. The fourth and final challenge is accompanying divorced people who are living in new unions and helping them to discern their moral responsibility, which will enable them to interpret God's teaching and seek the path to reconciliation with God and the Church.
doi:10.15290/rtk.2018.17.1.07 fatcat:qqd7u7s62zbwbng5wd2jza57s4