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"The Joy of Love"

Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

MMACC Responds

Marginalized yesterday, still today.

Very little has changed with the actual publication of Pope Francis’s latest exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).

Some commentators feel the reaction from the faithful may be similar to Humanae Vitae in the 60s and since: people ignored it. If one is rejected or shunned in a particular parish, they can become a Roamin’ Catholic, simply moving to another parish, or a different denomination.

The door is slightly ajar on divorced and remarried receiving Communion. The answer may be yes, after a process of discernment, possibly with one's pastor or other priest.

Same sex marriages are still anathema.

WIth demeaning depiction, women continue to be offered limited roles.

But LGBT persons and women deserve ‘respect’.

Recognizing the Vatican took five centuries to realize Gallileo was correct, MMACC recognizes change at the Vatican is measured in millimeters. At least the gears were in forward, not reverse.

At MMACC we try to practice the hymn ‘All are [truly] welcome in this place…’

We don’t ask for Baptisimal Certificates. We don’t ask to see annulment declarations. We embrace your family, including those with two mothers, two fathers, or a single parent or guardian. Or if your spouse is from another denomination.

As Nancy, our Roman Catholic Woman Priest Pastor, says every Sunday before Communion, ‘…at MMACC we believe this is God’s table. Christ is our host. All who feel called are welcome to receive. . . ‘

So if you are looking for a new way to be Catholic, or tired of being a ‘second class citizen’, or just ‘been away’ for a while, or your own reasons, consider MMACC.

Every Sunday 5 pm

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2696 Melbourne Dr, San Diego, 92123 [in Serra Mesa above Qualcomm]

619-334-1722 [voice] [email].

Give us an hour. MMACC may be what you’re looking for. In any case, you are always welcome.

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