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Joy of the Gospel: Gil Ostdiek, OFM

May 27, 2014:

CTU's Joy of the Gospel series gives insight into Evangelii Gaudium through select passages which illuminate the vision of Pope Francis for the Church.

In this episode, Gil Ostdiek, OFM, reflects on the following quotes:
"I dream of a “missionary option,” that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything." Evangelii Gaudium [27]

"In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples...Every baptized Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus; we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples." Evangelii Gaudium [120]

For Catholics and those from other faith traditions who want to learn more about this powerful document in a format that is both substantive and accessible.

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Featuring: Gil Ostdiek, OFM