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Mutuae Relationes 62: Rapport

The Church writes here of the expected rapport between groups of bishops and groups of religious superiors. You can check the full document online here. This area of concern is likely to get a lot of attention when this document is … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 60-61: Cooperation Beyond the Diocese

You can check the full document online here. But today we move to consider Church directives “On the national, regional and ritual level.” Section 60 reminds us of the cooperation among bishops on different levels: 60. In episcopal conferences of a … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 59: Religious in Associations

Here the Church discusses local organizations of religious. The Church lauds communication and cooperation, acknowledging that these organizations are not fusions of communities, but convenient associations. Such groups do not infringe upon nor usurp the proper authority of either religious … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 58: Contracts, Conclusions

The Church has some basic legislation in place here. First, religious serve under a contract: 58. Without infringing on the right of arranging situations differently or of changing them in a way which is more in accord with the urgent … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 57: Three Considerations for Pastoral Cooperation

Remember to check the full document Mutuae Relationes here at the Vatican site. In today’s post, we discuss three aspects of cooperation for pastoral ministry. 57. In order to foster a certain stability in pastoral cooperation, a) the difference existing … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 55-56: On Priests, Diocesan and Religious

The Church revisits an earlier theme of relationships between religious clergy and diocesan priests. First, that the latter honor the religious who serve with them in ministry, and are open to entrust them with serious roles: 55. In order that … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 54: Vicar For Religious

One suggested diocesan initiative is for the ordinary to appoint a vicar for religious: 54. It is advisable that the office of episcopal vicar for religious be set up in the diocese to render a service of collaboration, in this … Continue reading

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