Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland spoke to iCatholic.ie this week about Amoris Laetitia the Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis on love in the family. Amoris Laetitia was published on 8 April and Archbishop Eamon gave his initial reponse to the document on that day saying, “the document has a warm, distinctive and familiar style that speaks to the reality of ordinary life. It is very much in tune with the concrete realities of everyday life as lived by married couples and families. The document reflects the vision of Pope Francis in that we cannot resort to doctrine without considering the complexities of married life. The content is also challenging, and includes a call for all of us to reflect on how we live our lives.
“The Church is now asked to go out and bring the gospel to where people are at in their lives, this is in line with Pope Francis’ agenda which encourages every Catholic to be a missionary for the faith. As a Church we are used to inviting people to come to us, but from today Pope Francis urges us to reach out and offer support, at a local level, for those preparing for marriage and for those on the journey of married life.”
Watch his iCatholic video response here.