By Jack Jezreel. Building on the legacy of the Church’s historical witness, the inspiration of Pope Francis, and his own experiences as parish minister, Catholic Worker member, and founder of JustFaith Ministries, presents a unique vision for renewing parish life.
Promoting an outward, mission-oriented identity that connects evangelization, faith-formation, service, spirituality, and social justice, makes the case that “Vatican II” ministry is done by everyone, everywhere— not exclusively by clergy and not primarily on parish property. Tied to Pope Francis’s vision of a community of missionary disciples and the call of “encounter,” concludes with a practical guide for implementing these principles in one’s own parish. Read more.