Gaudete et exsultate

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The next World Meeting of Families will focus on holiness in married vocation

May 17, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops in 'listening'

Jun 13, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Speaking to the US bishops’ spring meeting on Wednesday, Archbishop Christophe Pierre urged the importance of listening: to youth, to... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 31, 2018.

Bishops welcome papal exhortation on universal call to holiness

Apr 12, 2018

Following the publication of Pope Francis’s third apostolic exhortation, bishops in the English-speaking world have applauded Gaudete et exsultate for... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 7, 2016.

Commentary: The peripheries of our own vision

Apr 10, 2018

While Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation focuses on joy and holiness in everyday life, one passage has drawn sharp reactions... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Piazza di Spagna, Dec. 8, 2015.

Not defending life? Pope Francis won’t let you off the hook, experts say

Apr 9, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The latest exhortation from Pope Francis has made headlines for its claims about the importance of defending the value of... Read more

Pope Francis.

Commentary: Reading Pope Francis in love

Apr 9, 2018

By JD Flynn

In his first homily as pope, Francis quoted Leon Bloy, the French convert, author, and mystic who has influenced some... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis issues exhortation praising the ‘middle class’ of holiness

Apr 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis released the apostolic exhortation Gaudete et exsultate in which he aims to “repropose” the universal call to holiness... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis to issue apostolic exhortation on holiness

Apr 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will next week publish an apostolic exhortation on holiness titled Gaudete et exsultate, or “Rejoice and be glad”,... Read more