Aparecida 517j: Proposals For Urban Ministry To Those Suffering

Regarding that list of people on the margins of cities, The Church does well with the first two. The other six are a challenge.

We don’t do well with people perceived to be guilty for their own problems with drugs. As for newcomers to urban areas, in the US we struggle mightily welcoming them, let alone seeking them out.

Let’s read:

517. j) Devote special attention to the world of urban suffering, that is, care for those who fall by the wayside, and …

  • hospital patients,
  • prisoners,
  • the excluded,
  • drug addicts,
  • people living in new outlying areas,
  • in new housing districts,
  • and broken homes
  • and common-law unions.

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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