Category Archives: evangelization

Aparecida 406: Globalization of Solidarity and International Justice

Today, a single section with five proposals that address the vast topic of international justice. Would you agree that bishops bear a responsibility for forming believers to act with virtue and ethics in society? 406. The Church in Latin America … Continue reading

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Aparecida 405: Those Who Do Not Believe In God

Finishing up the topic of “Integral Human Promotion,” the Aparecida bishops share some words of Pope Benedict, suggesting that the basic human longing for meaning and purpose can be found in the search for God. While there are certainly self-motivated … Continue reading

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Aparecida 404: The Role of Business For Justice

There is a thought that businesses can act out of a larger sense of virtue as well as the profit motive. A positive nod to those who act well: 404. We offer our encouragement to business people who manage large … Continue reading

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Aparecida 403: Advocacy For Justice

Part of the task of accompanying excluded people mentioned in paragraph 402 is the advocacy for justice through political action: 403. In this task, concrete actions should be designed with pastoral creativity to influence governments to enact social and economic … Continue reading

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Aparecida 402: The New Excluded

If Jesus were speaking today, he would adopt this new list below …     402. Globalization is causing the emergence of new faces of the poor in our peoples. With special attention and in continuity with our previous General … Continue reading

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Aparecida 401: Institutional Mission

401. Bishops Conferences and local churches have the mission of promoting renewed efforts to strengthen a structured, organic, and comprehensive social ministry which with both direct aid and development efforts (Ecclesia in America 58) becomes present in the new realities … Continue reading

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Aparecida 400: “Nothing … Will Have Been In Vain”

Twenty years after Pope PAul VI issued his encyclical on the progress of peoples, his second successor issued another document in the same vein. Cited in paragraph #400: 400. Hence, from our condition as disciples and missionaries, we want to … Continue reading

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