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The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium)

A group of eResources designed to help you spread the message in Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel throughout your parish community -- and beyond!

Here is what Pope Francis wrote in article 33 of The Joy of the Gospel:

Pastoral ministry in a missionary key seeks to abandon the complacent attitude that says: "We have always done it this way." I invite everyone to be bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, style, and methods of evangelization in their respective communities. A proposal of goals without an adequate communal search for the means of achieving them will inevitably prove illusory. I encourage everyone to apply the guidelines found in this document generously and courageously, without inhibitions or fear. (bold added).