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Mutuae Relationes Conclusion

We’ve come to the end of the document Mutuae Relationes. Remember to check the full document here at the Vatican site. The situation in 1978 was that we were in the early stages of what was projected as a future working relationship between … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 67: A Pope’s Authority and Initiatives

You can check the full document online here, but here is the last numbered section of Mutuae Relationes, which reminds us of the pope’s authority over the curia and the establishing of cooperation between bishops and religious on the level … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 66: Beyond Nations

The bishops look to the possibility of large-scale cooperation in the Church, including women and men religious. They give few details for the “supra-national and universal level,” but here they are: 66. Regarding the international, continental or infra-continental sphere, among various … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 64-65: Religious Participate Beyond The Diocese

Beyond the service of the local Church, this document provides for the participation of religious leadership in various endeavors beyond/above diocesan boundaries. 64. Participation of major superiors, or, according to the statutes, of their delegates, also in other various commissions of the … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 63: Collaboration Between Religious Superiors and Conferences

In today’s post, we read the Church instructing bishops and religious superiors to set up mixed commissions to deal with matters pertaining to both: 63. Since it is of utmost importance that the council of major superiors collaborate diligently and … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 62: Rapport

The Church writes here of the expected rapport between groups of bishops and groups of religious superiors. You can check the full document online here. This area of concern is likely to get a lot of attention when this document is … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 60-61: Cooperation Beyond the Diocese

You can check the full document online here. But today we move to consider Church directives “On the national, regional and ritual level.” Section 60 reminds us of the cooperation among bishops on different levels: 60. In episcopal conferences of a … Continue reading

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