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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. They 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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 X 0.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0814645216
ISBN-13: 9780814645215

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About the Authors

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.

Themes and Contributors

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

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

A Pope Francis Lexicon is a compact yet comprehensive anthology of the themes that have come to define the Francis papacy. The diverse array of contributors make A Pope Francis Lexicon essential reading for anyone wishing to better understand the program of this ’pope of many firsts.’
Gretchen R. Crowe, editor of Our Sunday Visitor and author of Why the Rosary, Why Now?

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.
US Catholic

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