Pope Francis is an Evangelical! Part II

Always start with Jesus.

Train, Run, Win

Hi EC blog followers!  Back with two more Magisterial-Goodnewsical Moments.  If you missed the first two and the introduction, see Part I: http://theecatholic.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/pope-francis-is-an-evangelical-part-i/

Magisterial-Goodnewsical Moment #3: 

In Evangelization, Personal Witness Precedes Doctrine

What Benedict taught eloquently in encyclicals and exhortations, Francis lives dramatically, making the content of our faith come alive.

For me, faith is born from the encounter with Jesus. A personal encounter, which has touched my heart and given direction and new meaning to my existence.  Letter to La Repubblica

The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you….Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. (America interview)

OK, Benedict XVI said it more eloquently: “Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a…

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