Category Archives: USCCB documents

GMD 126: Communications Media

I have a sense that if GMD were being written today, a whole raft of new media possibilities would be included under goal number three. As it is, the bishops urge Catholic involvement “on every level.” Let’s reflect on that a … Continue reading

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GMD 125: Catholics In Public Policy

You can check on the US bishops’ goal number three here. Today’s objective hopes to “involve every Catholic, on different levels, in areas of public policy.” Two of the given strategies focus on “education.” One suggests parish social justice education and … Continue reading

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GMD 124: Arts and Academia

More on goal number three here, but today, we’ll chat briefly about the objective under that intent to infuse society with Christian values and spirit, “To encourage Catholic witness in the arts and in the American intellectual community.” Within the Church, … Continue reading

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GMD 123: Lay Spirituality

Where lay people live and work: this is also an area of concern under goal number three. The bishops look to explore how to evangelize in the workplace, support groups for professional persons, retreats and renewal days. For the last piece, … Continue reading

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GMD 122: Family Life

More on goal number three here, but today, we’ll take a brief look at the objective “to foster the importance of the family.” As with yesterday’s objective, at first glance, one wonders about the connection with evangelization. But the truth is that … Continue reading

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GMD 121: To The Neighborhoods

The first of seven objectives for goal number three, spreading Gospel values throughout the nation, reads as follows: To involve parishes and local service groups in the needs of their neighborhood Six possible strategies are listed, including “raising of awareness of … Continue reading

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GMD 117-120: Bringing Values to the World

Here we are at the bishops’ final goal, number three. It reads in the document: 117. Goal III: To foster gospel values in our society, promoting the dignity of the human person, the importance of the family, and the common good … Continue reading

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