Here is an outline of Lumen Fidei, Pope Francis's first encyclical. This outline includes the chapter titles and headings of Lumen Fidei as they appear in the English translation of the encyclial.
An illusory light? (2-3)
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Beginning with Pope Francis’s very first homily to the Cardinals the day after his election, we have seen a recurring format to his homilies in speeches: three words. He presents just three words for his audience to focus on, treating each one in a few sentences or paragraphs. In fact, this same approach can be [...]
One of the main goals of The Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) Study Guide is to help make the Pope’s encyclical on faith easily accessible and applicable to the lives of readers. The study guide contains short summaries and in-depth, practical commentaries on each chapter of Lumen Fidei. Below you can find excerpts of the [...]
In honor of the feast of Saint Augustine, I would like to share an excerpt from the commentary in The Lumen Fide (Light of Faith) Study Guide. Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, frequently cite Saint Augustine in the encyclical on faith. In Chapter Two, St. Augustine is at the center of [...]
In response the Holy Father’s encyclical, Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire shares a brief video commentary with thoughts on faith and a growing opposition to faith from the secular world. Watch Fr. Barron’s commentary on Lumen Fidei and use the questions below the video to reflect and [...]
On Sunday, July 8, 2013, two days after publishing his encyclical on Faith, Pope Francis revealed a brief indication of the goals of Lumen Fidei. In his weekly Angelus address, he stated: I offer it with joy to the whole People of God: in fact, especially today, we need to go to the essentials of [...]
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