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Mutuae Relationes 66: Beyond Nations

The bishops look to the possibility of large-scale cooperation in the Church, including women and men religious. They give few details for the “supra-national and universal level,” but here they are: 66. Regarding the international, continental or infra-continental sphere, among various … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 64-65: Religious Participate Beyond The Diocese

Beyond the service of the local Church, this document provides for the participation of religious leadership in various endeavors beyond/above diocesan boundaries. 64. Participation of major superiors, or, according to the statutes, of their delegates, also in other various commissions of the … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 63: Collaboration Between Religious Superiors and Conferences

In today’s post, we read the Church instructing bishops and religious superiors to set up mixed commissions to deal with matters pertaining to both: 63. Since it is of utmost importance that the council of major superiors collaborate diligently and … Continue reading

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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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