Christus Dominus 12: Bishop and Diocese part 2

Teaching is “conspicuous among the principal duties” of bishops, so it says in Christus Dominus 12. It also says what you might expect it to say: emphasize the saving mission of Christ, teach according to Church doctrine, support human good (family, work, leisure, the arts, science, etc.). Then it says this:

Finally, they should set forth the ways by which are to be answered the most serious questions concerning the ownership, increase, and just distribution of material goods, peace and war, and brotherly relations among all countries.

In other words, the exact content of the much-villified USCCB pastoral letters of the 80’s, those on peace and on economic justice.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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