A Pope Francis Lexicon
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A Pope Francis Lexicon  -     Edited By: Joshua J. McElwee, Cindy Wooden

A Pope Francis Lexicon

Liturgical Press / 2018 / Paperback

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Title: A Pope Francis Lexicon
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 218
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.75 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0814644198
ISBN-13: 9780814644195
Stock No: WW644197

Publisher's Description

A Pope Francis Lexicon is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the ministry of Pope Francis. Writers such as Sr. Simone Campbell, Cardinal Blase Cupich, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, Fr. James Martin, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, and Carolyn Woo explore the Pope’s use of words like joy, clericalism, money, family, and tears. Together, they reveal what Francis’s use of these words says about him, his ministry and priorities, and their significance to the church, the world, and the lives of individual Christians. The entire collection is introduced by a foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide, and a preface by one of Francis’s closest advisors, Cardinal Seán O'Malley.

This is no set of encyclopedia entries. It’s a reflective, inspiring, and often heartfelt book that offers engaging answers to the question "What is this surprising Pope up to?"

Themes and Contributors:

Volume foreword   Patriarch Bartholomew
Volume preface    Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap
Baptism              Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Benedict XVI        David Gibson
Capitalism           Bishop Robert McElroy
Careerism           Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Church                Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
Clerical abuse      Francis Sullivan
Clericalism          Archbishop Paul-André Durocher
Collegiality          Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Conscience         Austen Ivereigh
Creation              Orthodox Fr. John Chryssavgis
Curia                  Massimo Faggioli
Dialogue             Archbishop Roberto González Nieves, OFM
Dignity                Tina Beattie
Discernment        Fr. James Martin, SJ
Ecumenism         Nontando Hadebe
Embrace             Simcha Fisher
Encounter           Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández
Episcopal Accountability  Katie Grimes
Family                Julie Hanlon Rubio
Field Hospital      Cardinal Blase Cupich
Flesh                  Msgr. Dario E. Viganò
Gossip                Kaya Oakes
Grandparents      Bill Dodds
Hagen Lio           Fr. Manuel Dorantes
Hope                  Natalia Imperatori-Lee
Immigrant           Sr. Norma Seni Pimentel, MJ
Indifference         Sr. Carmen Sammut, MSOLA
Jesus                 Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ
Joy                    Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP
Judgment           Michael O'Loughlin
Justice               Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS
Leadership          Kerry Alys Robinson
Legalism            Sr. Teresa Forcades i Vila, OSB
Martyrdom          Bishop Borys Gudziak
Mercy                Archbishop Donald Bolen
Miracles             John Thavis
Money                Andrea Tornielli
Periphery            Carolyn Y. Woo
Prayer                Bishop Daniel E. Flores
Reform               Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB
Refugee              Rhonda Miska
Saint Francis      Fr. Michael Perry, OFM
Satan                Gregory K. Hillis
Second Vatican Council   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Service               Phyllis Zagano
Sheep                Archbishop Justin Welby
Sourpuss            Fr James Corkery, SJ
Tears                  Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle
Throwaway culture Sr. Pat Farrell, OSF
Women               Astrid Lobo Gajiwala
Worldliness         Mollie Wilson O'Reilly
Youth                 Jordan Denari Duffner

Author Bio

Cindy Wooden is chief of the Rome bureau of Catholic News Service. She has been reporting on the Vatican and the Catholic Church since 1989. She has traveled around the world with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and now Pope Francis. As a result of this work, she is respected as an authority on the life and workings of the church. She is the author of Luis Antonio Tagle: Leading by Listening.

Joshua J. McElwee is National Catholic Reporter's Vatican correspondent and a contributor to the Italian news website Vatican Insider. He has reported on Pope Francis from 23 countries and his work has earned numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association. He is the author of Ten Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know About the Family.

Editorial Reviews

A Pope Francis Lexicon is a helpful addition to the ever-expanding literature on Pope Francis. This collection will no doubt be greeted with gratitude by those desiring personal growth in their lives through reflection on the Pope’s words and actions, especially his determination to build bridges, foster receptive dialogue and multiply opportunities for encounter.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State

Joshua J. McElwee and Cindy Wooden have brought together an outstanding collection of writings on Pope Francis’ leadership from major figures in the Church and wider Catholic life. A Pope Francis Lexicon is a valuable guide to the words and ideas that form the foundation of Francis’ papacy. It rightly belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the direction of the Catholic Church today.
E.J. Dionne Jr., co-author of One Nation After Trump and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

What an interesting idea: ask a wide range of writers and thinkers to reflect on Pope Francis’s words. The result: this collection of intelligent and accessible essays. This is a book to keep on the bedside table and delve into over and over again.
Cokie Roberts, author and political commentator for NPR and ABC

This new book is a must read in 2018! A real gem and key lexicon for understanding Pope Francis!
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

This brilliant collection fizzes with the tension and tumult of this most provocative and enigmatic of papacies. Francis—the top-down decentralizer, the champion of the peripheries who draws the world's attention to the personality at the center, the blunt speaker who leaves exasperated critics demanding tidiness and clarity—has triggered a creative commotion. No one writer has ever quite captured it; McElwee and Wooden's kaleidoscope comes close.
Brendan Walsh, editor of London-based weekly Catholic journal The Tablet

This book transcends mere words.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

This accessible, inspiring, and often entertaining collection is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand the fullness and richness of Pope Francis' thought. I finished it inspired to get out into the field hospital and embrace our world with hope.
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