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On April 9, 2018, Pope Francis released the papal exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), a 98-page document focused on how Christians can live holy lives.
In Conversation: NCR's Joshua J. McElwee and theologian Brian Flanagan talk about Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on holiness.
Many say Pope Francis' new exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), is practical, accessible and applicable to the challenges in today's U.S. church and society.
Grace on the Margins: Francis' new apostolic exhortation demonstrates that his limited understanding of women and the restrictions he places on women's vocations in the world and the church have serious spiritual ramifications.
Commentary: Like the Second Vatican Council itself, Pope Francis is most radical in being so traditional, in going back to the roots of our Christian tradition in his latest apostolic exhortation.