Eine begrenzte und herausfordernde Wirklichkeit. Partnerschaft, Ehe und Familie im Nachsynodalen Schreiben Amoris laetitia

Limited and challenged reality. Partnership, marriage and family in post-synodal exhortation Amoris laetitia

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Strona: 27 - 54

Publikacja w numerze: 37 (2017) nr 1

Autor: Eva-Maria Faber


The principle of apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium saying that "realities are greater than ideas" (no. 231) leads the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia to realize the complex challenge of partnership and family. Pope Francis encourages couples to develop a culture of "reconciled diversity" by freeing themselves from feeling that they have to be alike (cf. AL 139). He sketches the path of couples and families as a history of permanent development and growth. In view of this demanding reality, it is necessary to deal mercifully with difficult situations and wounded families. The Church has always to take into account the practical possibilities of real families and promote the good they are able to do (cf. AL 308).