The Orthodoxy of Amoris Laetitia

CMA Award Seal 2023 Book

Winner of the 2023 Catholic Media Awards
from the Catholic Media Association

First place award in the category “Pope Francis”
Honorable mention award in the category “Sacraments”

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“A most compelling and passionate defense of perhaps the most controversial and debated magisterial document of recent times. . . . Pedro Gabriel provides a forensic-like approach in which he amply demonstrates how Amoris Laetitia can and must be read in a hermeneutic of continuity with past magisterial documents. I strongly recommend this profound work to all who seek to understand not only Amoris Laetitia itself but also the magisterium of Pope Francis.”
Stephen Walford
Author of Pope Francis, the Family, and Divorce
“With great depth, Pedro Gabriel examines the rich heritage that we have received from Saint John Paul II and the true perennial doctrine of the church and connects them with the theological-pastoral accents that Pope Francis has introduced in his pontificate—accents that educate us to always affirm the truth with mercy, without sacrificing one for the other.”

Rodrigo Guerra Lopez
Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America
“Pedro Gabriel deserves much credit for this well-researched and well-argued book. Dr. Gabriel calmly examines these criticisms and responds to them with charity and clarity. He shows that Amoris Laetitia does not contradict any prior magisterial teachings when read correctly. This book demonstrates that Amoris Laetitia is orthodox. It also helps us understand the mind and heart of Pope Francis on marriage and family life.

Robert Fastiggi
Professor of Systematic Theology
“In this refreshingly enlightening book, Gabriel explains the magisterium of Pope Francis as presented in Amoris Laetitia, demonstrates the consistency of the Holy Father’s teachings with the full tradition of the Catholic Church, and firmly but charitably refutes the criticisms of those who have questioned the soundness and the authority of these magisterial pronouncements. He also clarifies certain basic principles of the church’s moral teaching that for some time have often been overlooked or misunderstood.”
Patrick Travers
Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau
“Pedro Gabriel’s definitive defense of Pope Francis’s teaching on marriage and the family is clear, concise, and compelling. He takes the critics seriously and engages them on their own terms, while showing that Amoris Laetitia is a profoundly traditional, orthodox teaching. This is essential reading for catechists, teachers, pastors, students, and anyone who cares about the true development of doctrine.”

Austen Ivereigh
Fellow at Campion Hall, University of Oxford
“The response to Amoris Laetitia was a confused misunderstanding based on bad assumptions. This book is a desperately needed response to the false claims people still believe about it.”

David Wanat
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