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Amoris Laetitia--The Joy of Love

Reading the various reactions of commentators on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”) would leave the average Catholic (like me) in a complete tizzy. Did they read the same exhortation that I read? Or are we seeing the usual predictable and required spin which zealots use to advance their own personal agendas? I sat up half the night reading what I thought was a beautiful and practical series of insights into the meaning of sacramental marriage and family and love and sacrifice and holiness and God. I saw soaring advice for married lovers. I saw the beauty of a woman — and the gallantry of a man. I saw marital counseling worthy of wrinkled, experi