Category Archives: Gaudium et Spes

Another Vatican II Page Up

Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World is the last of the Big Four conciliar documents to have a fully linked page of edited posts. The page can be accessed through the header, … Continue reading

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The Church as Sacrament of Hope?

(This is Neil) Some of the last words of Gaudium et Spes– the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World – read: By thus giving witness to the truth, we will share with others the … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 1 and Gaudium et Spes

I’m very happy that Todd has already begun reflecting on Dei Verbum here. His first post raised the question of its relationship with Gaudium et Spes. In a conference last year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dei Verbum, Cardinal … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 93

It’s a wrap: we finish up with section 93. It’s been a journey hasn’t it? Mindful of the Lord’s saying: “by this will all know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35), Christians … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 92

Gaudium et Spes continues a final roll: By virtue of her mission to shed on the whole world the radiance of the Gospel message, and to unify under one Spirit all (people) of whatever nation, race or culture, the Church … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 91

The home stretch, people … Gaudium et Spes begins to sum up the effort and hopes of the Vatican Council: Drawn from the treasures of Church teaching, the proposals of this sacred synod look to the assistance of every (person) … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 90

Gaudium et Spes 90 reads: An outstanding form of international activity on the part of Christians is found in the joint efforts which, both as individuals and in groups, they contribute to institutes already established or to be established for … Continue reading

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