Walking With Pope Francis: The Official Documents in Everyday Language
By: James H. Kroeger, MM
To mark the tenth anniversary of Pope Francis’s pontificate, here is a helpful and reader-friendly digest of ten of his most important documents.
“These succinct popularizations introduce us to the engaging vision of Pope Francis in summary form. . . . Hopefully, as you peruse these materials, you will discover that they are ‘appetizers’ for the full writings of Pope Francis. May you also discover the vibrant ‘missionary spirit’ of Pope Francis: ‘Let us be realists, but without losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment.’”—From the Foreword by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
“James Kroeger provides a wonderful avenue for ‘Catholics in the pews’ (and others) to access the inspiring thought and vision of Pope Francis. In his synthesis of ten major documents, Kroeger has faithfully captured the main points and phrases in this shortened and accessible format. We thank him for opening up the treasure of Pope Francis for a broader audience.”—Roger Schroeder, SVD, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
This volume offers condensed presentations of ten pivotal documents by Pope Francis, aiming faithfully to capture the central insights of the papal documents and communicate them in ordinary language. The contents include:
Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith, 2013) ⦁ Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel, 2013) ⦁Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy, 2015) ⦁ Laudato Sí (On Care for Our Common Home, 2015) ⦁ Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love, 2016) ⦁ Gaudete et Exsultate (On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, 2016) ⦁ Christus Vivit (Christ Is Alive, 2019) ⦁ Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon, 2020) ⦁ Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship, 2020) ⦁ Desiderio Desideravi (The Liturgical Formation of the People of God, 2022).
James H. Kroeger, MM, is a Maryknoll priest with a doctorate in missiology from Rome. A longtime professor of mission theology at the Loyola School of Theology and East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila, the Philippines, he has written or edited more than thirty books, including three Orbis titles: Once Upon a Time in Asia, Living Mission, and The Gift of Mission.