APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
“THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL”
EVANGELII GAUDIUM
• POPE RANCIS: a breath of fresh air
 Progressive build up of his
predecessors
 Latin American experience –
recovering o...
• Pope Francis is moving fast to
advance his “dream of … a
missionary impulse, capable of
transforming everything, so that...
• HIGHLIGHTS:
 the importance of
evangelization,
 the challenges that impede its
progress,
 the dole-out service to the...
• The call to evangelize is accompanied
by an unapologetic critique of U.S.-
style free-market economies, which,
according...
““The work of evangelization ought not to
be hectic, with people running in all
directions at once. Rather, he calls us to...
• The work of evangelization also
provides further context for the
Pope’s call for greater
participation by women in the
C...
JOY OF THE GOSPEL
• THE JOY OF THE
GOSPEL fills the hearts
and lives of all who
encounter Jesus.
• The Gospel, radiant with
the glory of Chr...
• The Pope invites the reader to
“recover the original freshness of
the Gospel”, finding “new
avenues” and “new paths of
c...
• New evangelization is carried
out in three principal settings:
• pastoral ministry: seeks to
help believers to grow
spir...
THEMES
 a) the reform of the Church in her missionary outreach;
 b) the temptations faced by pastoral workers;
 c) the ...
I. A CHURCH WHICH GOES FORTH
• Go forth from our own comfort
zones, reach out to the
peripheries
• The Gospel joy which en...
III. FROM THE HEART OF THE
GOSPEL
• missionary heart affects
the way we communicate
the message.
• Pastoral ministry in a
...
The Parish is the presence of the
Church in a given territory, an
environment for listening to God’s
Word, for growth in t...
I. SOME CHALLENGES OF TODAY’S WORLD
 No to an economy of exclusion
• everything comes under the laws
of competition and t...
II. TEMPTATIONS FACED BY PASTORAL
WORKERS
• Yes to the challenge of a missionary
spirituality
 Caution: a heightened indi...
The church faces three temptations: the
temptation to turn the Gospel message into an
ideology; the temptation to run the ...
God save us from the worldly Church
with superficial spiritual and pastoral
trappings! LET US NOT ALLOW
OURSELVES TO BE RO...
 Charisms at the service of a
communion which evangelizes
 Culture, thought and education ( to
pros, scientific and acad...
• II. THE HOMILY [135-144]
The homily is the touchstone for
judging a pastor’s closeness
and ability to communicate to
his...
The Homily cannot be a form of
entertainment… it should give meaning
to the celebration…it should be brief and
avoid takin...
IV. EVANGELIZATION AND THE
DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE
KERYGMA (proclamation of the Good
News)
 In catechesis we have
red...
I. COMMUNAL AND SOCIETAL
EFFECTS OF THE KERYGMA
 Social content: life in
community and engagement
with others = moral imp...
III. THE COMMON GOOD AND PEACE IN SOCIETY
• Time is greater than space-
 This principle enables us to work
slowly but sur...
IV. SOCIAL DIALOGUE AS A
CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE
• Three areas of dialogue:
 dialogue with states
 dialogue with society
(...
• Spirit-filled evangelizers means
evangelizers fearlessly open to the
working of the Holy Spirit.
• The Holy Spirit also ...
II. MARY, MOTHER OF EVANGELIZATION
• With the Holy Spirit, Mary is
always present in the midst of the
people.
• She is the...
MISSION OF
EVANGELIZATION WORLD OF
CHANGE
Catechists:
Agents of
Evangelization
JOY
SPIRIT OF
RENEWAL
NEW WAY OF
BEING
CHUR...
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Pope francis evangelii gaudium

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION “THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL” EVANGELII GAUDIUM
  • 2. • POPE RANCIS: a breath of fresh air  Progressive build up of his predecessors  Latin American experience – recovering of theology of liberation  Vatican II advocate  new way of being church via Church of the Poor  BEC  Main concern: recapture the freshness of the Gospel  mission of proclaiming with joy OVERVIEW
  • 3. • Pope Francis is moving fast to advance his “dream of … a missionary impulse, capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world.”  A “dream,” expressed in passionate and sometimes admonitory terms • “The title — ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ — says it all: We need to speak boldly about Christ and the Gospel and do it with joyful lives, engaging the world”  puts the New Evangelization at the very center of the Church and orients everything else around it  It’s all about recovering the missionary vocation of everyone EVANGELII GAUDIUM: BLUEPRINT OF NEW VANGELIZATION
  • 4. • HIGHLIGHTS:  the importance of evangelization,  the challenges that impede its progress,  the dole-out service to the poor,  the hunger for good homilies and  the need for courageous believers prepared to share the Word in slum neighborhoods and corporate boardrooms. • “Pope Francis invites all Christians everywhere to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ and identifies evangelization as the center of the Church’s concerns. • “This joy is not superficial optimism, but manifests itself in a willingness and preparedness for mission. “Pope Francis is clear: The one thing that positions everything that the Church seeks to accomplish, from:  worship to catechesis to efforts to serve the needs of the poor, is the central and urgent task of evangelization.”
  • 5. • The call to evangelize is accompanied by an unapologetic critique of U.S.- style free-market economies, which, according to the Pope, engender broad indifference to the plight of the poor.  the Pope’s critique of the economy reflected the guiding principles of Catholic social teaching developed over the past two centuries. • Economic markets, “should serve the common good…” Pope also realizes that the materialism of the West is a real impediment to the New Evangelization, because it often results in a practical atheism.”  From “ Welfare Mentality”- calls on the faithful to pursue hands-on service and spiritual support for the needy. He asks us to be mindful, also of a poverty that is spiritual: those who may be rich in money but are addicted to consumerism. They ignore God in their lives, and they fail to serve their brothers and sisters.
  • 6. ““The work of evangelization ought not to be hectic, with people running in all directions at once. Rather, he calls us to begin any work with prayer and to be grounded in prayer.”  Prayer and contemplation take us away from selfishness, not from people. The apostolic exhortation has stirred intense debate regarding the direction of this pontificate on non- economic issues, like Curial reform and the role of women.  The Pope clearly signals his desire to decentralize the Church, reducing the size of the Vatican Curia while fostering consultation and action by national bishops’ conferences, dioceses and parishes. • directly or indirectly affirm Church teaching on abortion, homosexuality and religious freedom, tamping down speculation that Francis will set aside unpopular moral teachings to attract alienated Catholics. It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life” (214). “I do not want a Church concerned with being at the center and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures”
  • 7. • The work of evangelization also provides further context for the Pope’s call for greater participation by women in the Church at all levels of “decision- making.” more changes are still needed, including how we view motherhood.  many Catholics, who have been formed by a culture that dismisses the complementary value of gender differences, do not understand the nature and origins of the all-male Catholic priesthood. • “When you see the priesthood as a position of power, it makes no sense that women can’t be priests,” “We need to see it as a way of being.
  • 8. JOY OF THE GOSPEL
  • 9. • THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. • The Gospel, radiant with the glory of Christ’s cross, constantly invites us to rejoice. • Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures… • The delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing is goodness shared. • Eternal joy: Christ is the “eternal Gospel” (Rev 14:6); he “is the same yesterday and today and forever” A JOY EVER NEW, A JOY WHICH IS SHARED
  • 10. • The Pope invites the reader to “recover the original freshness of the Gospel”, finding “new avenues” and “new paths of creativity”. • There is a need for a “pastoral and missionary conversion and a “renewal” of ecclesiastical structures to enable them to become “more mission-oriented”. • Every form of authentic evangelization is always “new”. ETERNAL NEWNESS OF THE GOSPEL
  • 11. • New evangelization is carried out in three principal settings: • pastoral ministry: seeks to help believers to grow spiritually so that they can respond to God’s love ever more fully in their lives • the baptized but ‘unchurch’: need to restore the joy of faith to their hearts and inspire a commitment to the Gospel. • those who do not know Jesus Christ or who have always rejected him: It is not by proselytizing that the Church grows, but “by attraction”. NEW EVANGELIZATION
  • 12. THEMES  a) the reform of the Church in her missionary outreach;  b) the temptations faced by pastoral workers;  c) the Church, understood as the entire People of God which evangelizes;  d) the homily and its preparation;  e) the inclusion of the poor in society;  f) peace and dialogue within society;  g) the spiritual motivations for mission.
  • 13. I. A CHURCH WHICH GOES FORTH • Go forth from our own comfort zones, reach out to the peripheries • The Gospel joy which enlivens the community of disciples is a missionary joy. • Evangelizing community takes the first step, gets involved, touches human suffering. • The Church should not be afraid to re-examine “certain customs not directly connected to the heart of the Gospel, even some of which have deep historical roots”. • Liturgy evangelizes: a celebration and task = source of renewal II. PASTORAL ACTIVITY AND CONVERSION • a “missionary option”, = is a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything • A “sound decentralization” is necessary: • The papacy and the central structures of the universal Church also need to hear the call to pastoral conversion. CHAPTER ONE: THE CHURCH’S MISSIONARY TRANSFORMATION
  • 14. III. FROM THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL • missionary heart affects the way we communicate the message. • Pastoral ministry in a missionary style is not obsessed with the transmission of too much doctrines but on essentials (heart of the gospel) IV. A MISSION EMBODIED WITHIN HUMAN LIMITS • Church needs to grow in her interpretation of the revealed word and in her understanding of truth. • task of exegetes and theologians to help “the judgment of the Church to mature” • Other sciences • Relevant expressions of the truth V. A MOTHER WITH AN OPEN HEART • A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open. • “Go forth…to those who cannot repay you”
  • 15. The Parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for listening to God’s Word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration…
  • 16. I. SOME CHALLENGES OF TODAY’S WORLD  No to an economy of exclusion • everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless.  No to the new idolatry of money • human is reduced to one of one’s needs alone: consumption  No to a financial system which rules rather than serves  No to the inequality which spawns violence • inequality provokes a violent reaction from those excluded from the system, but because the socioeconomic system is unjust at its root.  Some cultural Challenges • superficial and the provisional • Secularization, individualism • Family and relationships  Challenges to inculturating Faith • It is imperative to evangelize cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel. • Popular piety itself can be the starting point for healing and liberation from these deficiencies.  Challenges from urban cultures • A completely new culture has come to life and continues to grow in the cities. CHAPTER TWO: AMID THE CRISIS OF COMMUNAL COMMITMENT
  • 17. II. TEMPTATIONS FACED BY PASTORAL WORKERS • Yes to the challenge of a missionary spirituality  Caution: a heightened individualism, a crisis of identity and a cooling of fervor • No to selfishness and spiritual sloth  Activities without adequate motivation, without a spirituality  This pastoral acedia can be caused by a number of things. Some fall into it because they throw themselves into unrealistic projects and are not satisfied simply to do what they reasonably can.  the “gray pragmatism” in which all appears to proceed normally, while in reality faith is wearing down and degenerating into small-mindedness”. • No to a sterile pessimism  Defeatism stifles boldness and zeal  spiritual “desertification” • Yes to the new relationships brought by Christ  Isolation, can find expression in a false autonomy which has no place for God. • No to spiritual worldliness (93)  Hides behind appearance of piety.  Lurks behind fascination with social and political gain • No to warring among ourselves  Beware of the temptation of jealousy! • Other ecclesial challenges  Empowerment of the Laity, Women and youth
  • 18. The church faces three temptations: the temptation to turn the Gospel message into an ideology; the temptation to run the church like a business; and the temptation of clericalism. CLERICALISM IS EVIL IN THE CHURCH… "The priest clericalizes the layperson, and the layperson kindly asks to be clericalized…." He believes that "the phenomenon of clericalism explains, in great part, the lack of maturity and Christian freedom
  • 19. God save us from the worldly Church with superficial spiritual and pastoral trappings! LET US NOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE ROBBED OF THE GOSPEL AND OF MISSIONARY VIGOR! It is imperative to evangelize cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel.
  • 20.  Charisms at the service of a communion which evangelizes  Culture, thought and education ( to pros, scientific and academic circles, ‘new areopagus) I. THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF GOD PROCLAIMS THE GOSPEL [111-134]  Evangelization is the task of the Church.  The salvation which God has wrought, and the Church joyfully proclaims, is for everyone.  A people of many faces  We are all missionary disciples  “sensus fidei” (sense of the faithful) to discern God’s will  The evangelizing power of popular piety (faith embodied in a culture)  Person to person (life of dialogue) CHAPTER THREE: THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL To evangelize is to make the RG present in the world
  • 21. • II. THE HOMILY [135-144] The homily is the touchstone for judging a pastor’s closeness and ability to communicate to his people.  The liturgical context: leading people to sacramental communion.  This means that the words of the preacher must be measured, so that the Lord, more than his minister, will be the center of attention.  Word which sets hearts on fire: The challenge of an inculturated preaching consists in proclaiming a synthesis, not ideas or detached values. III. PREPARING TO PREACH  time of study, prayer, reflection and pastoral creativity  Personalizing the Word  Simplicity and clarity  Positive preaching always offers hope, points to the future, does not leave us trapped in negativity
  • 22. The Homily cannot be a form of entertainment… it should give meaning to the celebration…it should be brief and avoid taking a semblance of a speech or a lecture.
  • 23. IV. EVANGELIZATION AND THE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE KERYGMA (proclamation of the Good News)  In catechesis we have rediscovered the fundamental role of the first announcement or kerygma, Good News of the Kingdom of God)  mystagogical renewal: Catechesis also demands a suitable environment and an attractive presentation, the use of eloquent symbols (“to lead through the mysteries”)  Personal Accompaniment in processes of growth
  • 24. I. COMMUNAL AND SOCIETAL EFFECTS OF THE KERYGMA  Social content: life in community and engagement with others = moral implication: CHARITY  Christian conversion demands reviewing especially those areas and aspects of life “related to the social order and the pursuit of the common good”. II. THE INCLUSION OF THE POOR IN SOCIETY  working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor  Solidarity: creation of a new mindset which thinks in terms of community and the priority of the life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few.  Concern for the vulnerable CHAPTER FOUR: THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF EVANGELIZATION
  • 25. III. THE COMMON GOOD AND PEACE IN SOCIETY • Time is greater than space-  This principle enables us to work slowly but surely, without being obsessed with immediate results.  accept the tension between fullness and limitation, and to give a priority to time.  Giving priority to time means being concerned about initiating processes rather than possessing spaces. • Unity prevails over conflict  The message of peace is not about a negotiated settlement but rather the conviction that the unity brought by the Spirit can harmonize every diversity. • Realities are more important than ideas  This calls for rejecting the various means of masking reality:  angelic forms of purity,  dictatorships of relativism,  empty rhetoric,  objectives more ideal than real,  brands of fundamentalism,  ethical systems bereft of kindness,  intellectual discourse bereft of wisdom.
  • 26. IV. SOCIAL DIALOGUE AS A CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE • Three areas of dialogue:  dialogue with states  dialogue with society (including dialogue with cultures and the sciences )  dialogue with other believers • Dialogue between faith, reason and science  Faith is not fearful of reason; on the contrary, it seeks and trusts reason, since “the light of reason and the light of faith both come from God • Ecumenical dialogue • Relations with Judaism: With them, we believe in the one God who acts in history, and with them we accept his revealed word. • Interreligious dialogue • Social dialogue in a context of religious freedom  A healthy pluralism, one which genuinely respects differences and values
  • 27. • Spirit-filled evangelizers means evangelizers fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit. • The Holy Spirit also grants the courage to proclaim the newness of the Gospel with boldness (parrhesía) in every time and place, even when it meets with opposition. • “spirited” = refers to some interior impulse which encourages, motivates, nourishes and gives meaning to our individual and communal activity. I. REASONS FOR A RENEWED MISSIONARY IMPULSE • Spirit-filled evangelizers are evangelizers who pray and work. • Personal encounter with the saving love of Jesus • The word of God also invites us to recognize that we are a people • The mysterious working of the risen Christ and his Spirit • The missionary power of intercessory prayer CHAPTER FIVE SPIRIT-FILLED EVANGELIZERS
  • 28. II. MARY, MOTHER OF EVANGELIZATION • With the Holy Spirit, Mary is always present in the midst of the people. • She is the Mother of the Church which evangelizes, and without her we could never truly understand the spirit of the new evangelization. • Star of the new evangelization: Mary is able to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.
  • 29. MISSION OF EVANGELIZATION WORLD OF CHANGE Catechists: Agents of Evangelization JOY SPIRIT OF RENEWAL NEW WAY OF BEING CHURCH Heart of the Gospel transforms … MISSIO DEI

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