Category Archives: USCCB documents

GMD 107: Sharing Faith

Getting every believer comfortable about sharing faith: it’s a fine objective. But there are a lot of cultural challenges to this, and not just because a lot of Catholics are introverts. Fortunately, the Lord does not call us to be … Continue reading

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GMD 106: Welcoming Institutions

Readers might want to consult this chapter devoted to goal number two (GMD 104-116) at the USCCB web page. Eleven objectives are put forward. Topping the list is the desire to make the Church more welcoming through its institutions, especially … Continue reading

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GMD 104-105: The Second Goal

The bishops are audacious in their second goal, restated at the start of this chapter (GMD 104-116): To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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GMD 103: Cultural and Ethnic Spirituality

Let’s wrap up our long examination of objectives and strategies for that first GMD goal, enlivening faith and sharing it: To foster greater appreciation of cultural and ethnic spirituality At first glance, one might ask what this has to do … Continue reading

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GMD 102: Workplace Spirituality

Spirituality for the workplace gets a notice in the GMD chapter on enlivening faith and sharing it. “Workplace” doesn’t always translate into “corporate” in the minds of many. The exaltation of profit and the dehumanization of employees worldwide is more of a problem than … Continue reading

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GMD 101: Spirituality for the Domestic Church

Continuing along in our examination of that first GMD goal, enlivening faith and sharing it, section 101 addresses households. The strategies offered are what you might think: praying daily, home rituals, forming groups for parents. Two possible strategies struck me. The … Continue reading

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GMD 100: Small Groups

Small groups come under the watchful eye of bishops in today’s installment of GMD. For perspective, you can review that whole chapter on enlivening faith and sharing it. The tenth objective reminds us of the aim of the authentic faith-sharing group, and what … Continue reading

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