Community Breakfast Spring 2014
February 11, 2014
Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Bruce T. Morrill
Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies
Evangelization and Social Justice: Fundamentals of Pope Francis’s Mission
Approaching a full year as Bishop of Rome, Jorge Mario Bergolio—popularly embraced as Pope Francis—has firmly established his reforming and renewing mission for the Roman Catholic Church, its leadership and 1.2 billion members, on the Gospel as the announcement of deliverance for the poor. Vanderbilt professor of theology Bruce Morrill will analyze the teaching and practices of Pope Francis, a fellow Jesuit, in light of the nearly 150 years of modern Catholic social teaching, with its grounding in Scripture and the tradition of the common good, its priority of participation in the organs of society as a fundamental human right, and koinonia (sharing, participation) as the integral link between liturgy and ethics.