A program presented in partnership with the Franciscan School of Theology
Program will be in the Garces Room with Br. Keith Douglass Warner, OFM
Pope Francis’s project for the church — the “Francis Option” — has now come into focus, and it challenges everyone participating in religious formation and the life of the Church. Much has been written about the “novel” social dimensions of his project, expressed in Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti, but these can only be fully understood in light of the development of his ecclesial vision over the past twenty years. According to Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes (a former OFM Franciscan provincial), the reform of the Catholic Church is the greatest and most comprehensive goal of Pope Francis’s pontificate. Hummes asserts that the apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium is the true programmatic document of Pope Francis. In practice, this project can be summarized in several moves for the church from:
a church of self-preservation to a church that goes forth to form missionary disciples
clericalism to synodality
“broken conveyor belts of faith” to a culture of encounter
No fee and no registration required. Program will be in the Garces Room.