Monthly Archives: March 2018

Aparecida 380-381: Kingdom of God and Promoting Human Dignity

Chapter Eight beckons, “KINGDOM OF GOD AND PROMOTING HUMAN DIGNITY.” These sections through 430 will touch on various topics of human need, where charity and love for others intersects evangelization. The bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean explain in … Continue reading

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Trust

Not too long ago, a bill was proposed in the Tennessee legislature to place “In God We Trust” on automobile license plates. That seemed to be one of two things. First, an effort to give lip service to God, however … Continue reading

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Aparecida 378-379: National Organization and Missionaries Abroad

Some tasks for the future. First, some national organization for formation in the missionary spirit: 378. We want to urge local churches to support and organize national missionary centers and to act in close collaboration with the Pontifical Missionary Societies … Continue reading

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Aparecida 377: Openness To All Cultures and Truths

  377. We disciples, who by essence are missionaries by virtue of Baptism and confirmation, are formed with a universal heart, open to all cultures and to all truths, cultivating our capacity for human contact and dialogue. With the courage … Continue reading

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Of Mascots, Sports, Symbols, and History

A facebook friend who, I believe, is not a Holy Cross alum, commented on the decision of that university to distance itself from the Crusades via its mascots and sports identifier: We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful. I … Continue reading

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Aparecida 375-376: Missionary Disciples Without Borders

Traditionally, Catholics think of mission efforts as sending religious women and men to pagan territories. The pope emeritus would suggest a wider view:   375. His Holiness Benedict XVI has confirmed that mission ad gentes is opening to new dimensions. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 373-374: Mission To The Nations

Looking at the theme Our Commitment to Mission Ad Gentes: 373. We are conscious and grateful that the Father so loved the world that he sent his Son to save it (cf. Jn 3:17), and so we want to be … Continue reading

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