The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia has given rise to different interpretations. Any in-depth study of its theological conclusions will undoubtedly require time and patience. What cannot wait, however, is attending to the practical questions it has raised. After all, no one can abstain from acting: priests hearing confessions, bishops who need to give guidelines on pastoral activity to their priests, and families working in the field of pastoral care. Accompanying, Discerning, Integrating: A Handbook for the Pastoral Care of the Family According to Amoris Laetitia is intended to offer sure practical guidelines on this important matter of the Church’s pastoral activity.
About the authors:
Rev. José Granados was born in Spain in 1970. He is a priest of the Congregation of the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Currently serving as the Vice President of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome, he is also a professor of dogmatic theology of marriage and family at the same Institute. His other publications include: Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (together with Carl A. Anderson) and Una sola carne en un solo Espíritu. Teología del matrimonio.
Dr. Stephan Kampowski was born in Germany in 1972. He is a professor of philosophical anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome. He is also a guest professor at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and a coordinator of the Master in Bioethics and Formation organized in conjunction with the Institute for Bioethics and Medical Humanities of the University of the Sacred Heart, Rome. His other books include Arendt, Augustine, and the New Beginning and A Greater Freedom: Biotechnology, Love, and Human Destiny.
Rev. Juan José Pérez-Soba was born in Spain in 1964. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Madrid and a professor of pastoral theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome. He is also a guest professor of fundamental moral theology at the Theological Faculty “San Dámaso” in Madrid. His other publications include The Gospel of the Family. Going Beyond Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal in the Debate on Marriage, Civil Re-Marriage, and Communion in the Church (together with Stephan Kampowski) and El amor: introducción a un misterio.
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