Monday, April 8, 2019

Recommended Book : "Pope Francis, The Family and Divorce: In Defense of Truth and Mercy" by Stephen Walford

"This book is totally faithful to the Magisterium of the Church and inspired by the pastoral vision of Pope Francis. It expresses love and concern for suffering families, especially those in irregular situations, and it is an invitation for them to draw close closer to the Lord. I highly recommend this book to all priests and to those in marriage and family ministry." recommendation by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Discastery for Laity, Family, and Life
In response to dissenters of the papal magisterium on Amoris Laetitia, Walford has written a book that is sure to spark discussion. It calls for approaching with love, compassion, and mercy those who find themselves in complex relationships. This is in keeping with the understanding that Pope Francis teaches with the authority of Christ. At once thorough yet accessible, this book speaks to lay persons as well as to clergy and members of academia.

 Stephen Walford writes, Chapter Eight will surely be remembered years from now as one of the most controversial things a Pope has written as part of the ordinary magisterium. In dealing with the pastoral care of those in irregular situations such as the divorced and civilly remarried it presents a substantial challenge, inviting all to step outside the comfort zone wrought by a general rule and discipline-based approach to complex moral issues.
About the Author: Stephen Walford is a teacher, author, and pianist living in the UK.
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(He is pictured above with his family on a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican- Source Google Image)

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