Amoris Laetitia and Mercy
Michael A. Hayes
Pope Francis’ post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia ‘The Joy of Love’ is his response to two Synods on the Family which he convoked in 2014 and 2015. The process of both Synods was an exploration of families in the context of today’s world and they encouraged a broader vision and a ‘renewed awareness of the importance of marriage and the family’(2).
Message from the Editor
With the ever-evolving needs of the Church, The Pastoral Review aims to reach all those actively involved in all aspects of pastoral responsibilities within the Church. By listening to what the spirit is saying to the Church through the reflecting on the scriptures (Rev.2:7), considering new pastoral initiatives and engaging in issues that impact on pastoral ministry, The Pastoral Review seeks to be a resource for the Church today.