Category Archives: evangelization

Aparecida 349: A Significant Consequence of Baptism

Roman Catholics have emphasized the juridical or administrative fruits of baptism: forgiveness of sin, membership in a group. Maybe not so much the apostolic effect, that people are then obliged to enter into a corps of disciples and missionaries: 349. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 348: Christian Evangelical Mission

The first topic of chapter seven is “Living and  Communicating the New Life in Christ to our Peoples.” 348. The great novelty that the Church proclaims to the world is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, Word … Continue reading

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Aparecida 347: A Necessary Missionary Impulse

Today, our examination of Part Three begins: The Life Of Jesus Christ For Our Peoples. The chapter topics ahead: The Mission Of The Disciples In The Service of Full Life (sections 347 through 379) Kingdom of God and Promoting Human Dignity … Continue reading

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Aparecida 346: Gratitude For Ministries of Catholic Education

This longest chapter (240-346) on “the Formative Itinerary of Missionary Disciples” concludes its discussion on “Places of Formation” (301-346) with a word of thanks: 346. This Fifth Conference is grateful for the invaluable service provided by various institutions of Catholic … Continue reading

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Aparecida 345: Theological Study and Research

The university is the natural place for research into ministry and addressing some of the challenges of modern ministry. This goes hand-in-hand with the advocacy of formation for ministry of which we read in section 344. 345. We encourage appreciation … Continue reading

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Aparecida 344: Formation For Ministry

As I read it, training for what we in the US tern the lay ecclesial ministers. It makes sense to connect these to institutes of higher learning. 344. In recent decades in Latin America and the Caribbean, we observe the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 343: University Campus Ministry

The Aparecida bishops make a case for a comprehensive campus ministry: 343. There must be a university ministry accompanying the life and journey of all members of the university community, promoting personal and committed encounter with Jesus Christ and multiple … Continue reading

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