Category Archives: evangelization

Aparecida 446ef: Pastoral Proposals For Young People

Two more suggestions: e) Youth ministry will help young people to be gradually formed for social and political action and change of structures, in keeping with the Church’s social doctrine, as they embrace the preferential and evangelical option for the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446d: Pastoral Proposals For Young People’s Catechesis

Good youth ministers know it’s about more than socialization. In the US and Canada, as long as catechesis focuses on Confirmation as “graduation,” topics like those mentioned below may have a hard time getting traction: d) Accentuate in youth ministry, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446c: Pastoral Proposals For Encountering Jesus

Ignatian spirituality prioritizes the encounter: c) Propose the encounter with the living Jesus Christ and following Him in the Church to young people, in the light of God’s plan which assures them full realization of their dignity as human beings, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446ab: Pastoral Proposals For Young People: A Preferential Option?

The Aparecida bishops offer eight proposals for addressing their concerns for young people. The first suggests a “new impulse” for youth ministry. Closely related to that is a focus on evangelization. Let’s read. 446. We suggest some lines of action … Continue reading

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Aparecida 445: Five Problems Listed

In this paragraph, the Aparecida bishops outline five particular problems of young people. 445. (Young people) are very affected by low-quality education, which leaves them below the levels needed for competitiveness, compounded by reductionistic understandings of humanity, which limit their … Continue reading

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Aparecida 444: Three Situations

The Aparecida bishops note three concerns for young people. These would not be exclusively Latin American/Caribbean problems; they exist in the US as well: poverty, socialization with alienation, threats from globalization. I think it is certainly possible to overcome, to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 443: The Church’s Present And Future

Some interesting reflections on young people. They may not be as much of a “vast majority” in the First World, but “potential” is undeniable. 443. Young people and adolescents constitute the vast majority of the population of Latin America and … Continue reading

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