On Friday, April 8, 2016, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation (papal document to the global church), “Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family”, bringing together the results of two recent Synods on the family convoked by the Holy Father in 2014 and 2015. To help provide context to this important document and recognizing the many pastoral challenges facing the family today, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and a panel (including theologians and a married couple) met with the media to answer questions and offer brief reflections on Amoris Laetitia (WATCH VIDEO below):
Dr. Moira McQueen – Moral Theologian and Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, Dr. McQueen participated in the 2015 Synod on the Family in Rome.
Dr. Josephine Lombardi – Associate Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Dr. Lombardi has many years of pastoral experience working in parishes and schools.
Randy & Anna Boyagoda – Dr. Randy Boyagoda is a professor at Ryerson University and writes frequently about religion, politics, and culture. Dr. Anna Boyagoda directs the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for the Archdiocese of Toronto. Randy & Anna have four children, ages 3-10.
Additional resources can be found at: http://www.archtoronto.org/synod