Category Archives: evangelization

Aparecida 71 – Employment

Another real problem in Latin America and the Caribbean is the lack of employment or of sufficient employment. In paragraph 71, the bishops note the importance of this factor. The economically active population of the region is affected by underemployment … Continue reading

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Aparecida 70 – The Plague of Corruption

Corruption is one of the principal problems in Latin America, especially in countries like Honduras and Haiti. A good source for analysis of the issue world wide is Transparency International. Thus an economic analysis of Latin America and the Caribbean … Continue reading

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Aparecida 69 – Financial Institutions

The concentration of income and wealth is, for the bishops, not something that happens haphazardly. As they write in paragraph 69, this happens “primarily through the mechanisms of the financial system.” They criticize the lack of limits on financial investments … Continue reading

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Aparecida 68 – National Financial Concerns

In paragraph 68, the bishops make a brief account of the reasons they see as limiting the funds available for government projects. Although a great deal of progress has been made in controlling inflation and in the macroeconomic stability of … Continue reading

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EG 288: With Mary, Mother of the Living Gospel

With section 288, Pope Francis wraps up Evangelii Gaudium. The infancy narratives of Luke’s Gospel lead into a final prayer. Rather than comment on this, let’s just read and reflect today: 288. There is a Marian “style” to the Church’s work … Continue reading

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EG 287: Mary, Star of the New Evangelization

When Pope Francis speaks of the “star of the new evangelization,” I would imagine we are not talking celebrity, but guiding light. We are not talking just a religious figure of history, but one who makes intercession for us with … Continue reading

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Aparecida 67 – Free Trade Agreements and More

A short paragraph, 67, expresses the concern for the effects of “free trade agreements” and other pressures on Latin America countries. This paragraph reflects some serious questions that have arisen, but it merely mentions them without doing a detailed analysis. … Continue reading

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