The Insights of Pope Francis on Family Life Today

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
St. Victor Church, 7-9pm
3435 Everett Road, Richfield

Join our Pastoral Associate, Shawn Witmer as he speaks on ‘The Insights of Pope Francis on Family Life Today’ as part of the ACE program.

In his document, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis focuses his pastoral energy and insight on love as experienced and expressed within families. Shawn will first consider “The Joy of Love” as it relates to Pope Francis’ other apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel,” 2013), both of which came out of the Bishops’ Synod on Marriage and the Family. Pope Francis uses 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 as the Scriptural cornerstone upon which he builds his pastoral reflections for “real and concrete families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes.” Special attention will be given to the poignant and personal way that Pope Francis speaks to couples—those considering marriage, those newly married, and those already living their marriage vows.


Adult Catholic Education (A.C.E) is a collaborative regional effort on the part of several neighboring parish communities to provide ongoing faith development and religious education for adults. Our speakers represent the best of pastoral and academic leadership in the Cleveland area and beyond. Each presenter brings a special expertise and unique perspective on the topic he or she addresses. It is our hope that many people will continue to avail themselves of the opportunities offered though the ACE program.

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