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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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Mutuae Relationes 53: Religious Under The Authority of Bishops

The motu proprio Ecclesiae Sanctae has two important provisions cited in this section, namely that religious women and men serve under the legal umbrella of the local bishop and the bishops’ conference: 53. The following dispositions of the Apostolic Letter … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 52: Diocesan Coordination

We’ve arrived at Chapter VII, in which the Church discusses “The Importance of Suitable Coordination.” To start with, an unnumbered introduction begins this chapter which will cover sections 52 through 67. When we complete that, we will be at the conclusion … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 51: Overabundance of New Institutes

Remember you can check the full document Mutuae Relationes here. In this longer section, the Church concludes Chapter VII by offering some cautions on new communities arising without sufficient prudence. Do you think we have too many new communities? The Church … Continue reading

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The Slow Boat From Ghana

I scanned through the usual internet sources for furor, or even just comment, on Archbishop Palmer-Buckle’s interview touching on remarriage, Communion, gays, and polygamy. A bit of furor at Pewsitter, sure. I see Grant Gallicho picked up the story for … Continue reading

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