Category Archives: 2007 Aparecida document

Aparecida 34-87 – The Problem of Globalization

In paragraphs 34-87 the bishops have analyzed the situation of Latin America and the Caribbean largely in terms of the problems and prospects of globalization. Virgilio Elizondo in America in January 2008, wrote: “Globalization became a prism for the deliberations … Continue reading

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Aparecida 87 – Ice Fields

I was surprised to find the bishops writing about ice fields. But both Chile and Argentina have recognized claims on parts of Antartica, as well as some disputed claims. Their concerns about shrinking ice fields, which they relate to global … Continue reading

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Aparecida 85-86 — The Amazon

The Amazon basin is one of the most ecologically rich regions of the earth and has been called the “lungs of the earth.” However, as the bishops note in paragraph 85, citing Pope Benedict XVI, the devastation wreaked on the … Continue reading

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DPPL 98: The Advent Wreath

The most recognizable piece of home piety that has translated to the Advent church is a certain circle of greens with accompanying candles: 98. Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian home, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 83 – 84 – Biodiversity and Native Peoples

As the bishops analyze the reality facing the Church, they turn to issues related to the environment, but in a very different manner than Western approaches. First of all, in paragraph 83, they relate the question of bio-diversities to the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 82 – Regional Cooperation

The bishops close the section on the socio-political dimension they note the efforts for regional cooperation in paragraph 82: In Latin America and the Caribbean there is a growing desire for regional integration through multilateral agreements, involving a growing number … Continue reading

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Aparecida 81 – Conflicts

The 1980s and 1990s witnessed the peaceful end of armed conflicts in parts of Latin America. The bishops note this in paragraph 81: While peace agreements have been achieved in some countries and longstanding conflicts have been resolved, in others … Continue reading

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