‘Amoris Laetitia’, discernment, and Christian maturity

Pietro M. Schiavone, SJ

 Pietro M. Schiavone, SJ / Issue 1707 / Published Date:14 August 2017/Last Updated Date:3 July 2020

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew has described how Amoris Laetitia reminds us above all of God’s mercy and compassion, and not just of moral norms and canonical rules. So how can family ministry be developed for the entire Church to welcome, accompany, discern, and integrate? Some criteria for applying the necessary discernment are in the text of the apostolic exhortation. To tune in with God’s will and reach a full discernment, the Church also has at its disposal the experience of Ignatius of Loyola among other riches drawn from tradition.