Category Archives: 2007 Aparecida document

Aparecida 114-116: Good News of the Family

Paragraphs 114 through 119 examine “The Good News of the Family.” Pope Benedict offers the first testimony: 114. We proclaim with joy the value of the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pope Benedict XVI states that the family … Continue reading

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Aparecida 112-113: Threats To Life

Let’s wrap up the Aparecida bishops on the Good News of Life. Nobody denies various threats to life. Let’s not deceive ourselves that life has not been under threat in various ways in history, if not from abortion and outright … Continue reading

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Aparecida 109-111: More On the Good News of Life

It is a misnomer that life as biological entities is the highest value. We live and move and have being in order to receive the living God into a living and personal relationship: 109. In the face of a meaningless … Continue reading

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Aparecida 106-108: The Good News Of Life

Section 3.2 speaks of “The Good News of Life.” 106. We praise God for the marvelous gift of life and for those who honor it and dignify it by placing it at the service of others; for the joyful spirit … Continue reading

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Aparecida 104-105: The Good News of Human Dignity

“Good news” abounds in the next several sections of the Aparecida document. Remember to catch an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference if you want the whole piece. Meanwhile, let’s look at a basic principle, human … Continue reading

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Aparecida 101-103: Missionary Discipleship

Part Two of the Aparecida Document is titled, “The Life of Jesus Christ In Missionary Disciples.” Numbered sections 101 through 346: the largest “Part” of the document is before us. For the next 28 numbered sections, we’ll examine “The Joy … Continue reading

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Aparecida 100h: Catholics Who Stray And Those Who Lead Them

It’s a reality: not everybody raised in the Church stays in the Church. That may convict the strays, but leaders do not escape scrutiny: h) We recognize that some Catholics have occasionally strayed from the Gospel, which requires a way … Continue reading

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