Evangelii Gaudium – A Tardy Update

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  I wanted to offer a procrastinator’s apology for the obvious drop off of my reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. While I’ve truly been enjoying my daily readings of the document, all of my “words” have been going toward the book project I’m working on. In an effort [Read More...]

Top 5 Surprises from the Papal Interview

A big Heart Open to God

While I haven’t read the book personally yet, I’m very interested in the new book from America Magazine, A Big Heart Open to God. In the following video, Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., America‘s Editor at Large, describes five striking aspects about the interview recent interview with Pope Francis conducted by Antonio Spadaro, S.J. Video Link [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 12/13/13: Person of the Year

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It’s been an exciting week. Not only are we fully in the midst of the beautiful season of Advent, but we had the big news of Pope Francis’ selection as TIME’s Person of the Year. There were many other important stories, so I hope you find this week’s Sweet Tweets a helpful recap of all [Read More...]

Humility: Constructing Solid Foundations

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Today, in work on my book project (which may still be the early death of me) I am writing on the topic of humility. In my research on the topic — since I truly have a lot to learn — I ran across the most beautiful quotation, attributed to St. Augustine: Do you wish to [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Days 6, 7, & 8: The Catch Up Edition

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  So if you’re paying close attention, you’ll note that my daily reflections took a serious hiatus this past few days. I’ve read [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day Five: PASTORAL ACTIVITY AND CONVERSION

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  Day 5: “Pastoral Activity and Conversion” (Paragraphs 25-33) Today’s section of EG is truly a set of marching orders for parishes and [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day Four: THE CHURCH’S MISSIONARY TRANSFORMATION

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  December 4: “The Church’s Missionary Transformation” (Paragraphs 19-24) Having read yesterday in EG about the pervasive scope and nature of the New [Read More...]

Not Sneaking Out, but Pope Francis WAS a Bouncer

From Daniel Burke of Belief Blog at CNN: Video Link [Read more...]

Evangelii Gaudium Day Two: THE DELIGHTFUL AND COMFORTING JOY OF EVANGELIZING

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Today, I continue my reflections upon Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. Find daily reflections on this teaching by a variety of Catholic authors and speakers at KellyWahlquist.com.  December 2: “The Delightful and Comforting Joy of Evangelizing” (Paragraphs 9-13) Today’s section of EG begins with a simple phrase: Goodness always [Read More...]


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