Apr 21 2016

A closer look at Amoris Laetitia by Fr Linus Clovis

Father Clovis on Amoris Laetitia.

This week's letter is written by Father Linus Clovis, Family Life International's Spiritual Director, and is a reflection on Pope Francis' Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia (AL) has been received with very mixed reactions ranging from positive jubilation to that of respectful reservation. It is a 60,000 word document that will require time, study and prayerful reflection in order to unravel all of its implications.

Jan 23 2016

The Rape Crisis

One would hope that the descendants of slaves would have an edge in understanding the impact and consequences, both physical and spiritual, of buying and selling human flesh. But sadly, reflecting on the state of our nation, country and society, it would seem that such a hope has no foundation in reality!

In the past, no less than in the present time, the trade in human flesh results not only in the enrichment of a few and the oppression and victimization of many, but also, far worse, the dehumanisation of both the sold and the seller, the former in the body, the latter in the soul.

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Jan 23 2016

The Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has declared 2016 to be a year of mercy, that is, a period of time for the remission of sins and the extending of a universal pardon, with a particular focus on God's forgiveness and mercy, which we are to mirror. The inauguration of the Year of Mercy should be, therefore, for all apostles and defenders of human life an impetus to live more faithfully and preach more fully the message of the Gospel of Life in which Christ our Saviour calls us to be as merciful as our heavenly Father is merciful. (Lk.6:36)

St Augustine on mercy

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