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‘I have given you an example’: the rite of foot washing

‘I have given you an example’: the rite of foot washing

Monday 14 April 2014
'THE power of liturgical action is that it often speaks without words, and by this act our new Pope showed the world his intention to carry out the ministry of St Peter through acts of humble service. In the year since, Pope Francis has become a model for all of us of such humility, in his words but even more powerfully in his actions,' Archbishop Denis Hart writes.

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.

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