• Jojo M Fung
Keywords: Conscience, Contextual, Continuity, Discernment, Gradualness, Mystago-pneumatological, Rupture


The promulgation of Amoris Laetitia is hailed as another ―bursting in‖ of the Pentecostal fervour of the Vatican II spirit of aggiornamento within the Church universal. Rather than a rupture, AL takes the magisterial teachings further. The Church allows God‘s Spirit to guide her through the synods to articulate discerningly the fragmentation of modern society, especially within the conjugal and familial relations. AL offers a mystico-pneumatological approach to married couples in ―irregular situation‖ in which discernment is reinstated as primary to the pastoral process of accompaniment. AL calls on pastors to facilitate the discernment of God‘s Spirit in the lives of those in the second marriage and thus enable them to listen to God‘s voice in their informed conscience. In this process, a decision is arrived at within the recesses of their hearts and their worshiping communities. God once again lifted up a sundered but reconciled conjugal relation as a mended sacramental sign of God‘s infinite mercy and love

Author Biography

Jojo M Fung

Fr. Jojo M. Fung, SJ hails from Malaysia. He teaches Contextual Theology at the East Asian Pastoral Institute and the Loyola School of Theology, Manila. He has published many articles on contextual theology, missiology, environmental theology and ethics. Upcoming book: A Shamanic Theology of Sacred Sustainability: Asian Church in Dialogue with Shamans for Liberative Struggle. He serves as a coordinator of the Jesuit network known as Jesuit Companions in Indigenous ministry under the aegis of JCAP (Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific). Email:


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How to Cite
Fung, J. M. (2017). AMORIS LAETITIA. Asian Horizons, 11(01), 133-143. Retrieved from