13 Dec 2013

The Joy of the Gospel - Pope Francis first apostolic exhortation

On November 26th Pope Francis first apostolic exhortation, titled 'Evangelii Gaudium' or 'Joy of the Gospel' was published.

(What is an apostolic exhortation?)

It's the first public document completely authored by Pope Francis. Divided in five chapters, it highlights several points about what it really means to be Christian. It deals with mercy, sharing the joy of faith, the role of the Pope and of Episcopal conferences. Also topics ranging from spirituality and the defense of life to poverty and economics




As Rocco over at Whispers put it "If you're looking for a "primer," it's fairly simple: don't insult your intelligence – just take the time to actually read it."



Reportage on the publication of the apostolic exhortation:

John Allen (NCR) - 'Evangelii Gaudium' amounts to Francis' 'I Have a Dream' speech

Fr James Martin SJ - A New Vision for the Church

RTE - The God Slot (6th Dec) - Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick and Brendan Butler of 'We Are Church' discuss the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation, ‘The Joy of the Gospel’. What does it say, and, of equal importance, what does it not say?

The Irish Catholic - Why some people just don’t get Pope Francis

The Irish Catholic - Pope sets out bold reform agenda

Vatican Radio - Economic justice in Evangelii Gaudium 

Vatican Radio - "Evangelii Gaudium": Catholic in every sense of the word

Vatican Radio - Joan Lewis: Evangelii Gaudium is "a programme for papacy"

Jericho Tree - The Joy of the Gospel: a summary and guide to Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation 

Millenial - Reflections on Evangelli Gaudium: What Francis Really Wants to Change

Millenial - Around the Web: Reflections on Evangelii Gaudium

Mullenial - Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium: Work for Justice at Heart of Discipleship

Katherine Lopez - On Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel Is Rooted in the Cross

The Controversy Over Evangelii Gaudium

Huffington Post - Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

National Catholic Register - ‘Evangelii Gaudium’: Pope Francis’ Blueprint for Evangelization 

National Catholic Register - Pope Francis’ new document, Evangelii Gaudium: 9 things to know and share

Catholic Herald - Key quotes from Evangelii Gaudium

The Catholic World Report - A helpful summary of the apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium"

Sheila Liaugminas - Pope Francis provokes in Evangelii Gaudium

Kathleen Parker (Washington Post) - The conscience of a pope

Millenial - The Danger of Pope Francis

National Catholic Reporter - Times are changing under Pope Francis

Salt + Light - Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel


1 comment:

  1. Fantastic gathering of resources - Really useful. Many thanks !

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