The Final Word

The poverty of the Gospel Evangelii Gaudium

Monday 17 March 2014
POPE Francis has released a beautiful and thought-provoking Lenten Message for 2014. Reading it, I have been struck by several close connections with his exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (‘The Joy of the Gospel’), which we have been studying; in particular, the relationship between the ‘very heart of the Gospel’ and the experience of poverty.

The Gospel we proclaim: Evangelii Gaudium

Monday 24 February 2013
IN my last column, I wrote about Pope Francis’ vision, outlined in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), for a ‘missionary transformation’ of the whole Church. His vision is for a Church which has encountered God in Jesus Christ, which knows the Good News of the Kingdom which he has given us to proclaim, and which enacts that Gospel in everything it says or does.

The Joy of the Gospel

Monday 03 February 2014

In the opening paragraph of his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis declares that it is his intention ‘to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelisation marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in the years to come’.

Thanking God for the Year of Faith

Monday 16 November 2013

WE thank God for the Year of Faith, and ask him to always keep renewing in us the faith we need to bring the whole world to friendship with God in Jesus Christ.