Finding Hope: Fratelli Tutti

"... the continuing global health crisis makes it 'all the more urgent that we rethink our styles of life,'" says Pope Francis in "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," his encyclical letter released by the Vatican on Oct. 4, 2020.

Fratelli Tutti Study Guide
Prepared by Sister Margaret Carney and Father Pat Mc Closkey and their team of collaborators

How to Use This Guide
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Fratelli Tutti Study Guide Introduction
Chapter 1: Dark Clouds Over a Closed World
Chapter 2: A Stranger on the Road
Chapter 3: Envisaging and Engendering an Open World
Chapter 4: A Heart Open to the Whole World
Chapter 5: A Better Kind of Politics
Chapter 6: Dialogue and Friendship in Society
Chapter 7: Paths of Renewed Encounter
Chapter 8: Religions at the Service

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Read National Catholic Reporter's article "Pope's post-COVID encyclical envisions a less populist, less capitalistic world" details some of the discussion that "Fratelli Tutti" is intended to start, including "trickle-down economics, the world's unfair distribution of wealth, continued use of the just war theory and the death penalty, and populist leaders who appeal to people's 'basest and most selfish inclinations.'"

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