Category Archives: 2007 Aparecida document

Aparecida 402: The New Excluded

If Jesus were speaking today, he would adopt this new list below …     402. Globalization is causing the emergence of new faces of the poor in our peoples. With special attention and in continuity with our previous General … Continue reading

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Aparecida 401: Institutional Mission

401. Bishops Conferences and local churches have the mission of promoting renewed efforts to strengthen a structured, organic, and comprehensive social ministry which with both direct aid and development efforts (Ecclesia in America 58) becomes present in the new realities … Continue reading

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Aparecida 400: “Nothing … Will Have Been In Vain”

Twenty years after Pope PAul VI issued his encyclical on the progress of peoples, his second successor issued another document in the same vein. Cited in paragraph #400: 400. Hence, from our condition as disciples and missionaries, we want to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 399: A Renewed Pastoral Ministry For Integral Human Promotion

Today, the fourth part of Chapter Eight begins for us, “A Renewed Pastoral Ministry For Integral Human Promotion.” What does that mean? Let’s begin with the guidance of two popes and move from there: 399. Taking on this option for … Continue reading

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Aparecida 398: Making Real Friends Among The Poor

Making real friends among the poor–I think many saints have said it. More have certainly lived it. But it can still be a big step, however recommended: 398. Only the closeness that makes us friends enables us to appreciate deeply … Continue reading

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Aparecida 397: Concrete Options And Deeds

A high bar indeed: 397. Today we tend to defend our spaces of privacy and enjoyment too much, and we easily allow ourselves to be infected by individualistic consumerism. Hence, our option for the poor is in danger of remaining … Continue reading

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Aparecida 396: Even As Far As Martyrdom

The Aparecida bishops have been consistent through this documents as well as the three conferences that preceded: 396. We commit ourselves to work so that our Latin American and Caribbean Church will continue to be, with even greater determination, a … Continue reading

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