Fratelli Tutti: Pope Francis’ Encyclical On Fraternity and Social Friendship
A Virtual Lecture Series presented by Fr. Robert Braunreuther, SJ
Begins Thursday, April 15th, 2021 @ 11am on Zoom
• This free series on the Pope’s latest encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti” and hosted by Fr. Bob, will take place every Thursday @ 11am for for six weeks, an approximate duration of an hour online, via the Zoom link here.
We will explore Pope Francis’ latest Papal teaching document, Fratelli Tutti, the most recent in a series of Social Encyclicals written by our Popes over the last 125 years, as the Church sought to apply its moral principles and social teachings to emerging economic and social problems. This new encyclical from Pope Francis invites the Church to live out the call to universal fraternity and social friendship. The third encyclical of his pontificate, Fratelli Tutti, offers “a way of life marked by the flavor of the Gospel” (no. 1) and shares a vision for humanity that Pope Francis has emphasized throughout his papacy: “It is my desire that, in this our time, by acknowledging the dignity of each human person, we can contribute to the rebirth of a universal aspiration to fraternity. Brotherhood between all men and women” (no. 8).
• We will use the guide from the US Catholic Bishops, available for free here.
• On Thursday April 15th, we will begin Session 1: “A Call to Social Friendship in a Time of Isolation,” using the Study Guide on page 5.
Go to the USCCB site for resources and materials to reflect more on this invitation to love, social friendship, and solidarity that honors the human dignity of every person. (The entire encyclical is available here.).
If you should have any questions, please contact our Pastoral Minister, Colm McGarry.
Fr. Bob, a Jesuit, has enjoyed a remarkable career of learning, teaching and ministering in Europe and the United States. In addition to lecturing at Boston College, his ministries have ranged from working with abandoned children in Haiti to mentoring priests and other graduate students at Loyola University in Chicago.