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Aparecida 243: The Encounter With Jesus Christ

Three numbered sections (through #245) introduce what the incarnation, public ministry, Passion, and Resurrection of the Lord really means. The Aparecida bishops write of The encounter with Jesus Christ. This is essential to get to the importance of the concept … Continue reading

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Aparecida 242: The Witness of Divine Love in the Scriptures

This is a brief section that reinforces the message of God’s love through selected Bible passages: 242. In the story of Trinitarian love, Jesus of Nazareth, man like us and God with us, died and risen, is given to us … Continue reading

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Aparecida 240-241: The Trinity

Chapter Six begins today: The Formative Itenerary Of Missionary Disciples. This is a substantial portion of the document, stretching to section 346. For the rest of this calendar year, we’ll look at principles, places, and people who will assist in … Continue reading

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Aparecida 238-239: More On Interreligious Dialogue

238. Even if the subjectivism and poorly defined identity of certain proposals make contacts difficult, this does not allow us to abandon the commitment and the grace of dialogue.(Cf. Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Congregation for the Evangelization of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 235-237: Catholic-Jewish Relations

Today, we look at three short sections that detail the¬†Relationship with Judaism and interreligious dialogue.¬† 235. We gratefully recognize the bonds that connect us to the Jewish people, with which we are united by faith in the one God and … Continue reading

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Aparecida 233-234: Establishing Dialogue

Wrapping up ecumenism, we look at the need for speaking and listening to one another. 233. At this new stage of evangelization, we want dialogue and ecumenical cooperation to lead to promoting new forms of discipleship and mission in communion. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 231-232: Post-Vatican II Fruitfulness

We’ve made good progress since the 1960s: 231. Over forty years ago, Vatican II recognized the action of the Holy Spirit in the movement for the unity of Christians. Since then we have gathered many fruits. But perhaps recent efforts … Continue reading

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