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The Church in a Change of Era
The Church in a Change of Era
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The Church in a Change of Era

How the Franciscan Reforms are Changing the Catholic Church
Massimo Faggioli
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The Church in a Change of Era

How the Franciscan Reforms are Changing the Catholic Church
Massimo Faggioli
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Pope Francis has been both praised and vilified for his reforms, his calls for environmental protection, his support of immigrants and refugees, and his emphasis on mercy, among other things. How should Catholics respond?

In this collection of essays, Villanova theology professor and La Croix International columnist Massimo Faggioli traces the extraordinary circumstances and challenges of Francis’ papacy, beginning with his unprecedented coexistence with retired predecessor Pope Benedict XVI. Faggioli explores Pope Francis’ global leadership, his response to the abuse crisis, his post-Vatican II approach to decentralized church governance, and what the opposition to his reforms reveals about today’s church. He alsooffers insights on issues such as the growing politicization of sides in church debate, and how the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few is seriously impacting the Church, especially in the United States.

This wide-ranging work can help us see Pope Francis’ papacy within the larger context of Church history, theology, and tradition. It can also give us an honest assessment of our own time in history, which Pope Francis has characterized as not simply an era of change, but a change of eras.

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Publisher
Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
Year
2020
ISBN
9781627855303
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Religious Literary Criticism
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1

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