Looking to Aparecida

I’ve been pondering what non-liturgy document to examine next. I’ve come up a few weeks short in the Year of Faith.

Despite what Cardinal Dolan says, the US bishops of this generation have been largely silent on poverty and economics. Maybe the USCCB will have something in another five, ten years that will be worth reporting on.

Better to look south of the border, I’d say. There’s a lot of good material on faith and discipleship and ministry in the Latin American bishops’ work in their 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

What do you think?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to Looking to Aparecida

  1. Devin says:

    I think the Aparecida document is an excellent idea. I have wanted to read it, but have yet to get around to it.

  2. John Donaghy says:

    It is a good document, though my pastor here thinks it has too little on the role of the laity.
    There’s a lot of good commentary in Spanish, including an interesting analysis of the text which was sent by the bishops and the one that was published. If you want any help on this, let me know.

  3. Chris Sullivan says:

    I’d appreciate a study of the Aparecida document.

    God Bless

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