In The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia), Pope Francis calls on us to accompany our brothers and sisters through the joy and struggles of family life. Use this plain-English study guide and summary to understand and discuss this important document.
Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis highly anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the gifts and challenges of family life, is the conclusion of a two-year synod process discussing both the beauty and challenges of family life today.
Acclaimed scholar and theologian Bill Huebsch makes Pope Francis message even more accessible, with paraphrased summaries of each article, and prayerful discussion and reflection questions that can help each of us see how Francis words apply to our own lives.
Perfect for small groups or individual study, this easy-to-use guide can help all believers understand, celebrate, and live Francis inspirational message and to realize the depths of the riches possible in marriage and family life.
"The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures. In that variety of gifts and encounters which deepen communion, God has his dwelling place."
— Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia
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Bill Huebsch is an author, theologian, former director of religious education, and long-time Catholic publishing professional. He is also a husband, a widely-published and award-winning author, a gardener, a university professor, and a pretty qualified corkscrew operator. He has been a farmer, a marketing director, arts administrator, director of religious education, and diocesan administrator. Bill has published nearly thirty books as well as numerous articles, booklets, and screenplays.
Bill is the founder of the online Pastoral Center and past president of Twenty-Third Publications. Bill writes and teaches extensively on the catechetical mission of the Church and on the importance of continuing to implement the vision of the Second Vatican Council.