Christus Vivit 85: Three Areas of Importance

Referring to last Fall’s meeting in Rome …

85. The Synod dealt in particular with three areas of utmost importance. Here I would like to quote its conclusions, while recognizing that they call for greater analysis and the development of a more adequate and effective ability to respond.

These areas will draw our attention in the next two weeks.

  • the digital environment (paragraphs 86-90)
  • migrants (91-94)
  • abuse (95-102)

Would you assign the top three spots to these? Or is something equally important missed?

One of the aspects I appreciate in Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is the dialogue he creates with the post-synod document. To the consternation of his critics, he doesn’t pretend to have final authoritative answers. He recognizes that synods, documents, and leaders can only begin the conversation. It takes others to add to the analysis and develop effective responses.

You can access that post-synod document here, and the full text of Christus Vivit on this link.

Any comments?

The text in color is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Christus Vivit 85: Three Areas of Importance

  1. Liam says:

    Putting aside issues of theology* to take a look at issues of anthropology, I would venture that the more fundamental issues, which perhaps can be more candidly explored in the context of youth than mature adulthood, is a two-fold matter:

    1. Assumptions about the nature of reality (in classical Western philosophical terms, this falls under metaphysics)

    2. Assumptions about the nature of knowledge (in classical Western philosophical terms, this falls under epistemology).

    If there’s insufficient congruence of assumptions in the above areas, it’s much more frustrating (or worse) to have fruitful dialogue.

    * By contrast, theological issues might classically include: Who was/is Jesus of Nazareth? Was/Is he God or man or both? How do we know the answers to those questions? And who gets to say so? And how do we know that?

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