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Rome, 8 April 2018 – Domenica in Albis

Amoris Laetitia in the life and mission of Catholic Action

A contribution so that Catholic Action may decisively make the Apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Last update: 13 February 2024


The text which we are proposing is meant to be an  invitation to read Amoris Laetitia (AL), the post-synodal Exhortation where Pope Francis collects and re-launches the long synodal journey dedicated to the family.

“An outgoing” Catholic Action is called to get its inspiration from this text and to become the protagonist of a true and profound missionary transformation which should animate the organisms, which shoulder responsibilities, as well as parish groups, in such a way, that they announce faith’s beauty in the family and incorporate the apostolic exhortation in their community programmes so as to promote a more profound meeting with Jesus, who is rich in mercy.

At the same time, it aims at motivating CA members to reflect, on a personal basis and in their families, so that they may feel the call “to love and for love” more strongly. Thus, this will be helping CA to foster relations with other social groups in the community which bring to light problematic symptoms in family life (school, health,associations, law enforcement,…) This will have an effect on the guidelines which will be defined and on the interventions regarding the needs faced by families in concrete realities.

Amoris Laetitia should also inspire us to enter into dialogue with public institutions so as to promote laws and strategies which favour family life and present it as a social and human benefit for every person on the planet.

It should serve as a guide for our pastoral work within the Church which should be: to promote a catechesis which fosters the growth of  family love and an active, participatory, stimulating catechesis, which reaches adolescents and young people, engaged couples and newlyweds  in the first years of their married life and in the course of their family life, especially in times of transition, thus contributing to a mature and fraternal accompaniment of families.

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