Saturday, February 18, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 202

202.  "The main contribution to the pastoral care of families is offered by the parish, which is the family of families, where small communities, ecclesial movements and associations live in harmony".232  Along with pastoral outreach aimed specifically at families, this shows the  need for "a more adequate formation...of priests, deacons, men and women religious, catechists and other pastoral workers".233  In the replies given to the worldwide consultation, it became clear that ordained ministers often lack the training needed to deal with the complex problems currently facing families.  The experience of the broad oriental tradition of a married clergy could also be drawn upon.

232  Relatio Finalis 2015, 77.
233  Ibid., 61.