Former islander writes book

  • May. 16, 2008 1:00 p.m.

Father John Smith, Roman Catholic priest on the islands for four years, has just written a book. The New Evangelization of Catholics-In a New Language is the result of several years of reflection on the urgency of an Evangelization with a difference, according to Fr. Smith. In the book, he argues that the Church must return to a John the Baptist style leadership and point to Jesus instead of itself. He also says the call to a fresh encounter with Jesus and an intimate relationship flowing from it, formsp the basis for each of his reflections. Father Smith, who writes under the name of Sean MacGabhann, has worked in South America as well as here. He is a graduate of the Jesuit-run Creighton university in the US. Profits from the sale of the book go to Mother Teresa’s Sisters, Missionaries of Charity, for their work with the poor.