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Pope Francis and the Call to Witness
Missionary discipleship is a key theme for Pope Francis in his addresses to Christians and in his visit to the United States in September for the World Meeting of Families. Join Dr. Susan Timoney and Don McCrabb in this presentation where they discuss the New Evangelization as a way of ongoing Church and personal renewal that can result in vibrant parishes with all the baptized living as missionary disciples.
Dr. Timoney is the Secretary for Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns at the Archdiocese of Washington, Dr. Timoney coordinates evangelization initiatives and pastoral planning for archdiocesan parishes.
Dr. Donald R. McCrabb is a pastoral theologian serving the homeless and unemployed. He has served the Church in campus ministry, ministerial and leadership formation, organizational development and advancement.
Evangelii Gaudium: Moving the Church from Maintenance to Mission
In his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis invites all to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. We are not to keep the faith to ourselves, but are sent as missionary disciples to transform the world to Christ. We are all called to be Spirit-filled disciples, not in a maintenance mode but rather a missionary one (Evangelii Gaudium,118-120,259-262). How can we accomplish this call to be a missionary disciple today?