Monthly Archives: February 2018

Aparecida 348: Christian Evangelical Mission

The first topic of chapter seven is “Living and  Communicating the New Life in Christ to our Peoples.” 348. The great novelty that the Church proclaims to the world is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, Word … Continue reading

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German Intercommunion

On a friend’s facebook post, some discussion this bit of blog-gossip from Edward Pentin at the NCReg: German bishops have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of producing a “guide” for Protestant spouses on reception of Holy Communion under certain conditions. At … Continue reading

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VNO 33: In Time of Famine or for Those Suffering Hunger

This Mass is #21 in the 1998/2002 Lectionary for Mass, numbers 922 through 926. The world’s main monotheistic religions are big on orthopraxis, or right behavior, when it comes to charity and justice. There is no lack of good thematic … Continue reading

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Aparecida 347: A Necessary Missionary Impulse

Today, our examination of Part Three begins: The Life Of Jesus Christ For Our Peoples. The chapter topics ahead: The Mission Of The Disciples In The Service of Full Life (sections 347 through 379) Kingdom of God and Promoting Human Dignity … Continue reading

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Aparecida 346: Gratitude For Ministries of Catholic Education

This longest chapter (240-346) on “the Formative Itinerary of Missionary Disciples” concludes its discussion on “Places of Formation” (301-346) with a word of thanks: 346. This Fifth Conference is grateful for the invaluable service provided by various institutions of Catholic … Continue reading

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Aparecida 345: Theological Study and Research

The university is the natural place for research into ministry and addressing some of the challenges of modern ministry. This goes hand-in-hand with the advocacy of formation for ministry of which we read in section 344. 345. We encourage appreciation … Continue reading

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Aparecida 344: Formation For Ministry

As I read it, training for what we in the US tern the lay ecclesial ministers. It makes sense to connect these to institutes of higher learning. 344. In recent decades in Latin America and the Caribbean, we observe the … Continue reading

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