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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (Third part)

In the broadest sense, discipleship is possible at all because of the gracious intervention of God in human affairs. More narrowly, Luke portrays Jesus as going to people and calling them to join him in discipleship (5:1-11, 27; 9:59; 18:22).  Compared to the portrayal of disciple-calling in the Gospel of…

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The Pope and the True Meaning of Poverty

‘Marxist’, ‘Communist’, ‘Pauperist’. Francis’ words on poverty and social justice, as well as his frequent calls for concern for the needy, have drawn criticism and accusations, sometimes expressed with harshness and sarcasm. How does Pope Francis feel about this? Why is the theme of poverty so prevalent in his teachings?…

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