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Christian Reform and Our Baptismal Mission As Disciples and Evangelists
Author Heille, Gregory, 1947–
Date 2017
Format Journal Article
Description 10 pages
Genre Article
Language English
Subject Preaching
Notes Copyright © 2017 Gregory Heille. Presented here with permission of Gregory Heille and the Academy of Homiletics.
Abstract As we celebrate this year’s five hundredth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, the Catholic Church has recently completed fifty years of Vatican II Reformation. This paper explores some key ecumenical themes and formational or reformational insights of Vatican II through a discussion of the mission and ministry of Pope Francis, who has been the Catholic bishop of Rome for less than five years. Pope Francis is a remarkable product of the South American church and particularly of the seminal theological reflection and ecclesiastical reformation undertaken by the Catholic Bishops of South America and the Caribbean since Vatican II. Like Saint Francis, Pope Francis never forgets the poor. At the peripheries, he calls all Christians to be missionary disciples and evangelists by virtue of Baptism.
Collection Academy of Homiletics
Contributor Academy of Homiletics
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