Category Archives: evangelization

Aparecida 386: Understanding the Suffering

A brief summary of the Church’s mission: 386. The proper and specific mission of the Church is to communicate the life of Jesus Christ to all persons, proclaiming the Word, administering the sacraments, and practicing charity. It is welcomed to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 385: Pope Benedict XVI on Justice and Charity

385. Mercy will always be necessary, but it must not contribute to creating vicious circles that help maintain an evil economic system. Works of mercy must go hand in hand with the pursuit of true social justice, raising the living … Continue reading

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Aparecida 384: Charity and Justice

Spirit is both taken for granted in the church and denigrated. Sometimes by the same people. When the Aparecida bishops speak of a “gospel spirit,” what do they mean? 384. Being disciples and missionaries of Jesus Christ so that our … Continue reading

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Aparecida 383: Signs of the Reign of God

It may be a bit fitting to commence the season of Easter with a discussion on the Reign of God. This Kingdom, Reign, Rule, Heaven, seems to be a paradox for us. We want it and we work for it, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 382: Kingdom of God, Social Justice, Christian Charity

The first subdivision of chapter eight, Kingdom Of God, Social Justice, and Christian Charity, we’ll cover in this and the four posts that follow. If a person might be confused or concerned about the interlocking issues of justice and charity, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 380-381: Kingdom of God and Promoting Human Dignity

Chapter Eight beckons, “KINGDOM OF GOD AND PROMOTING HUMAN DIGNITY.” These sections through 430 will touch on various topics of human need, where charity and love for others intersects evangelization. The bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean explain in … Continue reading

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Aparecida 378-379: National Organization and Missionaries Abroad

Some tasks for the future. First, some national organization for formation in the missionary spirit: 378. We want to urge local churches to support and organize national missionary centers and to act in close collaboration with the Pontifical Missionary Societies … Continue reading

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