Category Archives: Inter Mirifica

Archbishop Foley on Inter Mirifica

Before we got into the series on Inter Mirifica (see sidebar for the complete set of posts) I noted Zenit’s publication of this talk by Archbishop John Foley on use of the media. Foley was speaking to new bishops last … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 24

As for the rest, this sacred Synod is confident that its issuance of these instructions and norms will be gladly accepted and religiously kept by all the Church’s children. By using these helps they will experience no harm and, like … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 23

The final two sections of Inter Mirifica comprise an “Appendix.” So that the general principles and norms of this sacred Synod with respect to the media of social communications may be put into effect, by the express will of the … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 22

We’re heading into the home stretch of Inter Mirifica — only two more sections to go after this post. The council bishops counsel broad cooperation across borders to ensure the principles of morality, openness to the Gospel, and other aspects already discussed in the … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 21

National conferences are pretty much passe for both the curia and conservative Catholics these days, but it didn’t prevent the suggestion that national scale efforts might be needed:  Since an effective apostolate on a national scale calls for unity of planning … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 20

The role of bishops is defined: It will be the task of the Bishops, however, to watch over such works and undertakings in their own dioceses, to promote them and, as far as the public apostolate is concerned, to guide … Continue reading

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Inter Mirifica 19

From the bishops, a request of the pope: In fulfilling his supreme pastoral charge with respect to the media of social communication, the Sovereign Pontiff has at hand a special office of the Holy See. Moreover, the Fathers of the … Continue reading

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