Author: Fr. James Kroeger

Christ-centered Shepherds of God’s People

POPE Francis, known as the “people’s pope,” has entered the sixth year of his pontificate (March 13, 2013-2018).  He has often spoken insightfully on priests and religious.  In his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Francis invites everyone to daily engagement with Jesus.  “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ….  I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.  No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her” [EG 3]. Pope Francis continues: “Each of us is very...

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