Some academics face the threat of losing their jobs, while others have been told to withdraw their names.
Over 100 life and family leaders at the Rome Life Forum responded by leaping to their feet in applause.
According to a leaked letter to Buenos Aires bishops, Pope Francis has reportedly paved the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments.
Granada Archbishop Javier Martinez called 'Amoris Laetitia' extremely exciting and a 'new time... in the tradition of the Church.'
San Diego’s progressive Bishop Robert McElroy and similar others are planning conferences on marriage and the family reflecting the outlook of Pope Francis’ controversial Amoris Laetitia,