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Ad Gentes 35

We begin the final chapter of Ad Gentes today, “Cooperation” Since the whole Church is missionary, and the work of evangelization is a basic duty of the People of God, this sacred synod invites all to a deep interior renewal; … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 34

The end of Chapter V and the conclusion of Vatican II’s discussion of planning missionary activity: Since the right and methodical exercise of missionary activity requires that those who labor for the Gospel should be scientifically prepared for their task, … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 33

More teamwork; in this section, men and women religious. The institutes engaged in missionary activity in the same territory should find ways and means of coordinating their work. Therefore, it will be very useful to have conferences of Religious men … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 32

Some legal stuff, the relatinship between a bishop and missionary institutes operating in a territory. Bringing a missionary effort to a conclusion in an area must be a bittersweet moment. The obvious ideal is that bishops and local clergy will … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 31

Bishops working together on issues seems to be an expectation. Episcopal conferences should take common counsel to deal with weightier questions and urgent problems, without however neglecting local differences. Lest the already insufficient supply of (people) and means be further dissipated, … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 30

A bishop and his diocese have their responsibilities, including another nod to democracy and lay involvement: In order that the proper goals and results may be obtained, all missionary workers should have but “one heart and one soul” (Acts 4:32) in … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 29

The role of bishops in missionary activity is an important one, starting first with groups and associations of bishops: Since the charge of proclaiming the Gospel in the whole world falls primarily on the body of bishops, the synod of … Continue reading

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