Mutuae Relationes 64-65: Religious Participate Beyond The Diocese

SenanquecloisterBeyond the service of the local Church, this document provides for the participation of religious leadership in various endeavors beyond/above diocesan boundaries.

64. Participation of major superiors, or, according to the statutes, of their delegates, also in other various commissions of the episcopal conferences or inter-ritual assemblies of local ordinaries (as, for example, in the commission on education, health, justice and peace, social communications, etc.), can be of great utility for the purposes of pastoral action.

Yet, we must ensure no toes are stepped on, administratively speaking:

65. The mutual presence by means of delegates both of episcopal conferences and of the conferences or councils of major superiors in each of the unions or assemblies of one and the other is recommended. Evidently, the necessary norms must be established in advance whereby each conference would treat by itself alone the matters of its exclusive competency.

Thoughts or comments?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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