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Monday, February 16, 2015

Boff's Book on Francis of Rome

Now I have still another book on Pope Francis to recommend to you. I have not had time to read all of it, but think it is a book to read and reflect on during Lent. The complete title is "Francis of Rome & Francis of Assisi: A New Springtime for the Church" by Leonardo Boff's. It is translated by Dinah Livingstone (2014) with some material original to this edition, but much of the work was translated from the Spanish edition-  2013 , Ediciones Dabar, Mexico City.
The book has three parts: Pope Francis  a Break with the Past to Bring in the New; Francis of Rome and Francis of Assisi- a new springtime in the Church; and the third part is The Reform of the Papacy by Francis. I really like what I have read so far and know I will be urging friends to read the book.

Here is a quote I like and it comes after a section asking "Can We Save the Catholic Church?
"But the Church can be saved as long as it is inspired by the tradition of Jesus, returns to drink from the well of the Gospel, sets out to serve the world rather than itself, and puts the poor at the center in a quest for liberation and social justice. Then it is good not only for Christians but for the whole world."

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