Pope Francis wants the whole church to promote anew the desire for holiness - in a practical way for our own time.
After analysing and forcefully dismissing two subtle enemies to holiness - contemporary gnosticism and pelagianism - as 'aberrations and obstacles' to holiness, Francis appeals in detail to the Beatitudes of Matthew and luke. Here lies the path to our happiness, or indeed holiness, by living out the demands and joys of the Gospel. More deeply yet, the holy Father identifies those harmful ideologies which strike today at the heart of the Gospel, where faith is divorced from deeds, where mercy is lost.
Gaudete et Exsultate
- Author: Pope Francis
- Publisher: CTS