Category Archives: Go and Make Disciples

GMD 137-141: Concluding Prayer

The bishops conclude Go and Make Disciples with a prayer. We need this prayer. I would certainly agree that Catholics in the United States need renewal. With the bishops, I believe there is indeed a “hunger of our nation for … Continue reading

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GMD 136: Every Catholic an Evangelizer

Structures don’t work unless people make them work. The bishops offer five ways in which believers can affirm the mission of Jesus Christ, even if their parish, diocese, and national conference offers them little or nothing: 1. Each individual Catholic … Continue reading

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GMD 133-135: National and Diocesan Structures

A brief chapter (GMD 133-136) discusses the bishops’ commitment to devoting personnel and personal effort to the cause. The bishops begin with themselves. Because this plan must involve every one of us, we bishops first of all pledge to implement it … Continue reading

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GMD 128-132: An Invitation

One of the shortest chapters (GMD 128-132) offers believers an invitation. Let’s examine it briefly. Click on the link if you’d like more detail. But it has a nice argument to it. GMD 128 recounts Jesus calling the fishermen (Mark … Continue reading

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GMD 127: Economic Questions

Wrapping up goal number three, the bishops aim to “involve Catholics, at every level, in questions of economic systems.” These concerns were addressed in earlier USCCB documents of the 1980’s, most notably Economic Justice for All. Strategies listed are: use … Continue reading

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GMD 126: Communications Media

I have a sense that if GMD were being written today, a whole raft of new media possibilities would be included under goal number three. As it is, the bishops urge Catholic involvement “on every level.” Let’s reflect on that a … Continue reading

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GMD 125: Catholics In Public Policy

You can check on the US bishops’ goal number three here. Today’s objective hopes to “involve every Catholic, on different levels, in areas of public policy.” Two of the given strategies focus on “education.” One suggests parish social justice education and … Continue reading

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