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Aparecida 132-133: The Family of Christ

Jesus offers a connection, something beyond that of servant, beyond the one who simply bows at his feet and submits. 132. With the parable of the vine and the branches (cf. Jn 15:1-8) Jesus reveals the type of bond that … Continue reading

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Aparecida 131: A New Kind of Call

Today, we look at the distinctive call of the Christian. Unfortunately, Christianity is often presented “old-school,” in an antique way, as the Aparecida bishops describe how it used to be for pagans: 131. The call issued by Jesus, the Master, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 129-130: Vocation To Holiness

Today, we commence Chapter Four, exploring “The Vocation of Missionary Disciples To Holiness.” Paragraphs 129 through 152 will give us a window on the thinking of the Aparecida bishops as to this universal call to holiness. It may seem new to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 127-128: The Continent Of Hope And Love

The Latin American bishops wrap up Chapter Three, a two-paragraph conclusion confident about their “Continent of Hope and Love.” The term is from the pope emeritus. And there are reasons for optimism and gratitude, first for a plenteous Christian identification … Continue reading

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Aparecida 125-126: Universal Destiny Of Goods And Ecology

Before Laudato Si’ the Aparecida bishops preached “Good News” on “the Universal Destiny of Goods and Ecology.” 125. With the native peoples of the Americas, we praise the Lord who created the universe as the realm of life and the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 123-124: Science and Technology

In the last post on this document, we looked very briefly at human work. It’s a topic worth considerable study, prayer, and thought. But we must move on. “Science and technology” is very much on peoples’ minds these days. The … Continue reading

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Aparecida 120-122: The Good News of Human Activity

Pope John Paul’s 1981 encyclical provides support for looking at work in this section on “The Good News Of Human Activity.” 120. We praise God because in the beauty of creation, the work of his hands, there shines the meaning … Continue reading

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