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By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 10/30/2016 4:50 PM

This continues the series on Amoris Laetita (On the Joy of Love) by Pope Francis, today we tackle chapter 2:

 

I think a challenge that we face in the Church is that we often present the ideal picture, but yet we are not often always so aware of how to help those to whom we minister achieve that ideal. Because of Original Sin entering into the world, there are challenges and struggles present in our world, as we all know. Chapter two, entitled ‘The Experiences and Challenges of Families,’ of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia addresses this awareness.

By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 10/23/2016 12:00 AM

Last week, I mentioned I would be going through the chapters of Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, ‘On Love in the Family.’ This weekend, we shall take a walk through Chapter One, which runs from paragraph eight through thirty. You can find the document at www.papalencyclicals.net.

To begin his reflection on love in the family, our Holy Father begins by taking a look at the depictions of married love in the Scripture, for, as he starts, ‘The Bible is full of families, births, love stories and family crises. This is true from its very first page, with the appearance of Adam and Eve’s family with all its burden of violence but also its enduring strength to its very last page, where we behold the wedding feast of the Bride and the Lamb.’ (AL 8)

By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 10/16/2016 12:00 AM
On October 5, all the priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati gathered for our annual Priest’s Convocation at Incarnation Parish in Centerville. We were blessed to have Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, NY, give us a reflection on Pope Francis’ recent Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, ‘on love in the family.’ (Church documents are known by the first two or three Latin words in original document, and are marked by paragraph, not page number.)
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 10/9/2016 12:00 AM
As we dive deeper into the month of October, we have two very important things to celebrate throughout this month: Respect Life and the Blessed Mother. As I dive deeper into these two aspects, it becomes apparent very quickly that the two are very much related. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 10/2/2016 12:00 AM
I’ve hit on the importance of prayer a number of times so far in my tenure here. But while we often talk about the importance of prayer, I think we often gloss over those little steps of how to pray as adults. Frankly, what I saw often during my time as vocation director were men coming to me with a desire and the potential to be priests, but they often had, at best, an immature prayer life, if they had any prayer life whatsoever.

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