In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis calls dialogue “essential” for family life. His guidelines on dialogue are easily applicable to civil society as well.
Can you imagine how this election cycle might be different if we challenged ourselves, candidates, political parties, commentators, ourselves, and others to follow Pope Francis’ advice?
These are challenging words from Pope Francis. How might our own families be different if we took his words to heart? Our parishes? Our neighborhoods? Ourselves? Our society? The current election cycle? Pope Francis’ vision is a vision of joy-filled love. Let’s share it!
Jill Rauh is assistant director for education & outreach at the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development.
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