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Fratelli Tutti

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020 on the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes below the final chapter entitled “Religions at the service of fraternity in our world”: The different religions, based on their respect for [everyone], contribute significantly to building […]

Paths of Renewed Encounter

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020 on the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes below the seventh chapter entitled “Paths of Renewed Encounter.” After conflict “those who were fierce enemies have to learn how to accept the past in order not […]

Dialog and Friendship in Society

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020 on the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes below the sixth chapter entitled “Dialog and Friendship in Society.” If we want to encounter others we have to dialogue (§198). Dialogue is about being open to […]

Fratelli Tutti

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020, with the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes below the fifth chapter entitled “A Better Kind of Politics.” We need a new type of politics, one open to the common good (§154). Neither populism nor […]

Fratelli Tutti (Chapter 3)

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020, with the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes below the third chapter entitled “Envisaging and Engendering an Open World.” We cannot be fully human as isolated individuals or small groups. We need “to move beyond […]

Fratelli Tutti (Chapter 2)

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020, with the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes the second chapter, a reflection on the parable of the Good Samaritan, below. Chapter 2 is a reflection on the Parable of the Good Samaritan (§56-86). When […]

Fratelli Tutti

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Pope Francis issued his latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” on 10/3/2020, with the theme of fraternity and social friendship. There are eight chapters in this encyclical. Fr. Anthony summarizes the first chapter below. In this first chapter (§9-55), Pope Francis outlines several key trends in our modern world that hinder us from seeing everyone as our […]

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