A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy

Poor_Church-croppedIn A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy, Clemens Sedmak uses resources ranging from scripture to Catholic Social Teaching to the early Church Fathers to argue that an authentic and faithful church is not one obsessed with dogma or ceremony, but one that is poor as Christ was poor, in the multifaceted sense of that phrase: compassionate, unattached to material wealth, focused on flourishing and right relationship with God. As Holy Cross Father Daniel Groody states, “Sedmak probes the logic of love in the logic of the paschal mystery, he helps us see the many ways Pope Francis is making more visible the invisible heart of God.” Available for $32.00 rom Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: orbisbooks@maryknoll.org. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com.