The Pope and Politics

pope2Living the Joy of the Gospel

At NETWORK, Pope Francis has touched our hearts and influenced our work. We invite you to join us in reflecting on the pope’s words and living out his papal exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel).

Download NETWORK’s Joy of the Gospel Study and Action Guide.

Read Evangelii Gaudium online.

Download a print-friendly version of Chapter Four: The Social Dimension of Evangelization.

Messaging Hope and Justice

In 2014, NETWORK organized a briefing on Capitol Hill to bring Joy of the Gospel to members of Congress. Speakers included:

  • Sister Simone Campbell (Executive Director of NETWORK)
  • Dr. Eli McCarthy (Director of the Office of Justice and Peace of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men)
  • Dr. Ann Scholz, SSND (Associate Director for Social Mission of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious)
  • Fr. Thomas J. Reese, SJ (Senior Analyst at the National Catholic Reporter).

Download: Messaging Francis’s Hope and Justice briefing packet

Watch highlights from the briefing:

Pope Francis: State of the Union Bingo

View previous years’ State of the Union bingo cards below.

The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the
comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges. When these values
are threatened, a prophetic voice must be raised. Joy of the Gospel, 218