As part of the preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, a 6-part television series has been commissioned by the World Meeting of Families to help explore the document written by Pope Francis on love in the family.
‘A Journey through Amoris Laetitia’ features a wide variety of well-known commentators, as well as families from all walks of life and from all over the world. Contributors include President of Caritas Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, speaker and author Jeff Cavins, Bishop Robert Barron, John and Clare Gabrowski (Pontifical Council for the Family) and Primate of all Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Through the six episodes, presented by Wendy Grace, we reflect on what Amoris Laetitia has to say to families as they experience the ups and downs of family life and how Pope Francis addresses key themes like imperfection, mercy and wider society while also offering an uplifting vision for the family.
The series was a co-production between iCatholic.ie and KAIROS Communications. The series producers were Petra Conroy, Wendy Grace and Fr Bill Kemmy.
“In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis asks us to keep walking together, to continue to encourage families in their daily commitments and challenges. I warmly welcome the ‘A Journey through Amoris Laetitia’ series as a great aid to our on-going reflection and dialogue on family life in the light of what Pope Francis has written for us. (Archbishop Eamon Martin)
‘A Journey through Amoris Laetitia’ will be available on-line through the website Amoris.ie which hosts all of the resources that were made available to help people prepare for the World Meeting of Families 2018. These videos can be embedded on any church website eg see www.kandle.ie
Along with being available on-line, ‘A Journey through Amoris Laetitia’ is being broadcast internationally through a range of broadcast partners including Salt and Light TV, Catholic TV, EWTN and Shalom TV. Contact from other broadcasters is welcome.
“This is an excellent series to help us prepare for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. But the quality and message of this series is not only limited to Dublin’s great event! Your ability to bring to life “Amoris Laetitia” through the series gives the videos a very long shelf life and serves as a very fine teaching tool of Pope Francis’ landmark Apostolic Exhortation – the rich fruit of the two Synods on the Family! Congratulations to all who made this series possible. Thank you for allowing us to share it with Canadians from coast to coast to coast!” (Fr. Thomas Rosica, Salt and Light TV)