Family Ministry

Diploma in Practical Theology: specialization in Family Ministry

Pastorale FamiliareThe Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia (AL) invites the Church to open her eyes, mind and heart to renew the announcement of the good news concerning marriage and the family to the world today. Universities also need to get involved, through research and teaching, establishing, where necessary, new paths at the service of ministerial and lay paths, to welcome, understand and accompany engagement, marriage and the family in an ecclesial season that wants to interpret the crisis of meaning of marital relations and family ties as an opportunity to give breath and imagination back to pastoral action: "The reflection of pastors and theologians, if they are faithful to the Church, honest, realistic and creative, will help us". (AL 2).

The Department of Moral Theology of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University offers a formative path for pastoral facilitators and professionals in the area of marriage and the family by providing lay teachers, religious and priests, to respond to the expectations, challenges, uncertainties of marriage and the family today. These are scholars of the family with different scientific skills accustomed to an exercise of listening to the conjugal and family reality, while respecting the autonomy of the created realities. In fact, following the method outlined by Gaudium et spes 46, the dynamics of the couple and the family can bring together natural and revealed data, following an inter and transdisciplinary methodology according to the proposal of the Apostolic Constitution Veritatis gaudium.

The formative path will offer a look at the family with theological, spiritual, anthropological, sociological, psychological and family therapy attention. Particular attention will be given to training in discernment and accompaniment by enhancing the tools for an understanding of the complexity and differences

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