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Evangelii Gaudium: Mundabor Not Called To Evangelise, Says ++ Fisichella.

The first Apostolic Exhortation of this pontificate, Evangelii Gaudium, (more “joy” coming our way, I am afraid. Rejoice!) will be released in the next days. We read the following:

Pope Francis will deliver the exhortation to “a bishop, a priest, a deacon, religious men and women, novices, a family, catechists, artists, journalists, young people, the elderly and the sick” noted Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

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“Namely,” he continued, “it will be delivered to all those in various stages of life, who as Christians, are called to be evangelizers.”

I suspect there must be some translation problem here, because even I know more than one priest, etc.

But please read who are those “called to evangelise”: all very fashionable categories, but yours truly is none of them, unless you think he makes “a family” (well, I am part of one; but then absolutely everyone is, so in this sense it makes no sense to make distinctions in the first place).

Not graced with youth, yet not entered into old age; gracefully spared (as of writing) from sickness; thankfully blessed with not being a journalist; sadly not endowed with any artistic sense (love for true art, yes; but love for cheese does not a cheesemonger make), and not part of any of the other professional categories, yours truly feel he can relax and avoid the reading of the documents. Which I fear horrible, anyway. 

I hear the sound of Stephen Colbert’s “liturgical dance” already…

Mundabor 

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