Will Imperfect Catholics Return?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:02

Pope Francis is paving the way for divorced Catholics to return to the Roman Catholic Church, but does little to soften the church’s strict views on hot-button topics like gay marriage, abortion and contraception.

In a 256-page apostolic exhortation called “Amoris Laetitia,” Latin for “The Joy of Love,” was a two-year process that included church councils called synods, and imput from thousands of local churches where detailed questionnaires for Catholics were used to gauge their personal opinions.

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