Category Archives: Ad Gentes

Ad Gentes Up

Six down, ten to go. Introducing the newlyt organized page for Ad Gentes. Over the years, Neil and I have contributed a handful of essays on many of the Vatican II documents. But not on Ad Gentes, at least none that … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 41

It’s a good way to go out with our examination of the documents of Vatican II. We conclude Ad Gentes with a discussion of the role of the laity in promoting and supporting the work of the missions. Lay(women and) … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 40

Ad Gentes turns to the role of men and women religious who are not explicitly missionaries: Religious institutes of the contemplative and of the active life have so far played, and still do play, the main role in the evangelization … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 39

Ad Gentes addresses the role of the parish priest. If any clergy wish to offer input on this section, feel free to do so. Priests personally represent Christ, and are collaborators of the order of bishops in that threefold sacred … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 38

Bishops exist not only for their own diocese, and not only as part of an ordered hierarchy, but for a purpose that includes cooperation and communion: All bishops, as members of the body of bishops succeeding to the College of … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 37

Ad Gentes treats the topic of Christian communities applying themselves to the missionary effort: But since the People of God lives in communities, especially in dioceses and parishes, and becomes somehow visible in them, it is also up to these … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 36

Ad Gentes topic of the day: cooperation, first of church members with missionary activity: As members of the living Christ, incorporated into Him and made like unto Him through baptism and through confirmation and the Eucharist, all the faithful are … Continue reading

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