Category Archives: 2007 Aparecida document

Aparecida 100ab: Shadows In Demographics and Ecclesial Health

Section 100 outlines “Shadows,” and they mention eight, in contrast to the seven of Aparecida #99. Let’s start with basic demographics, starting with the observation that 3 out of 7 Catholics in the world are Latin American: a) Latin America … Continue reading

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Aparecida 99defg: Highlights In Missionaries, Pastoral Renewal, Social Doctrine, Ecclesial Organization

The Aparecida bishops listed seven positive efforts in Latin American ministry. We looked at the first three some days ago. Here are the other four: d) The selfless commitment of so many men and women missionaries is striking. To this … Continue reading

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Aparecida 99abc: Highlighting Bible, Liturgy, Clergy

The Aparecida bishops list seven positive efforts in Latin American ministry. We’ll take these in two posts–spreading out the discussion a bit. 99. Pastoral efforts aimed at the encounter with the living Jesus Christ have produced and are still producing … Continue reading

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Aparecida 98: Summing the Situation

Part One, “The Life Of Our People Today” (19-100) comes to a conclusion with this numbered section and the two that follow. Describing the “Situation Of Our Church At This Historic Time Of Challenges.” A short post today: 98. The … Continue reading

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Aparecida 88-97: Indigenous and Afro-American Peoples

Numbered sections 88 through 97 address the Presence of indigenous and Afro-American peoples in the Church. In resurrecting this series, rather than reproduce things word for word, I’d rather take a wider view on some topics, and go into depth only … Continue reading

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Aparecida Resurfacing

Thinking a lot about mission and evangelization these days. I thought it would be a good time to regenerate the series on the Aparecida document my friend John Donaghy contributed some years ago. I can’t promise daily reflections. I also won’t … Continue reading

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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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