Monthly Archives: August 2018

GeE 153: On Memory

This paragraph is not about the forgetting of painful memories, but the opposite. God has worked and continues to work for the good of people. Christ is advocate and redeemer, and it is good to recall his works. Even if … Continue reading

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Aparecida 529: Integration Of Indigenous People

A new section: Integration Of Indigenous And Afro-Americans. First, the people who were here before Eastern Hemisphere folks: 529. As disciples of Jesus Christ incarnate in the life of all peoples, with faith we discover and recognize the “seeds of … Continue reading

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GeE 152: Silence Is No Escape

The saints do not consider silence and solitude an escape from life and duty, nor an abandonment of human companionship: 152. I ask that we never regard prayerful silence as a form of escape and rejection of the world around … Continue reading

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Aparecida 528: Positives And Negatives On Unity

Finishing up the topic (520-528) on unity and fraternity, there are some positives to note: 528. We appreciate significant and promising advances in the process and systems of integration in our countries in the past twenty years. Trade and political … Continue reading

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GeE 151: Contemplating The Face Of Jesus

151. We need to remember that “contemplation of the face of Jesus, died and risen, restores our humanity, even when it has been broken by the troubles of this life or marred by sin. We must not domesticate the power … Continue reading

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Aparecida 526-527: A Great Homeland

Referencing other conferences, Puebla in 1979 and Snato Domingo in 1992: 526. The Third General Conference of Latin American bishops already proposed to “put fresh vigor into its work of evangelizing the culture of our peoples and the various ethnic … Continue reading

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GeE 150: Discernment With Silence

Advice from Pope Francis, well-considered: 150. In that silence, we can discern, in the light of the Spirit, the paths of holiness to which the Lord is calling us. Otherwise, any decisions we make may only be window-dressing that, rather … Continue reading

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