In our recent conversations with Fr. Michael Leonard Hahn about marriage preparation and Fr. Jim Martin about evangelization, both guests referenced the apostolic exhortations of Pope Francis. Many of our listeners were familiar with these documents, but the discussions in these episodes prompted more than one listener to write in and ask, “where do I find out more?” and “how should I be reading and studying these documents?” and even, “what the heck is an apostolic exhortation?”
In today’s episode, we explore Pope Francis’ newest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exultate.In addition to surveying what it says, we will also consider its pastoral implications, and why all of us in pastoral ministry should pay attention to these types of documents. To do so, we’ll speak with an expert on this subject, Bill Huebsch, and we’ll hear from the document itself during our Ministry Moment.
For more information about Bill Huebsch and his publications, visit his website: www.billhuebsch.com. Here you can order the reading guide for Gaudete et Exultate.
To read the full text of Gaudete et Exultate, visit the Vatican website.
Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode.
To join us this summer at the national convention in Baltimore, Maryland, visit the 2018 NPM convention website.
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