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Mutuae Relationes 46: Bishop as Supervisor and Mediator

If MR 45 touted mutual respect as an important virtue, this section suggests bishops have a responsibility to “safeguard” how a religious lives in his diocese. This assumes every bishop is well-acquainted with the charisms and apostolate of each community … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect

You can check the full document online here anytime, but today’s brief post will underscore the need for respect. 45. In order that the relations between bishops and superiors produce increasingly more fruitful results, they must be developed in cordial respect … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 44: A Local Bishop’s Authority

The Church weighs in next on “Requirements of Religious Life.” The second part of Chapter VI–the next eight posts–will take is through these considerations. In today’s post, what Vatican II taught in its document on the ministry of bishops, a direct … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 43: Too Tolerant?

Remember to refer to the full document Mutuae Relationes here. With this section we wrap up the first part of Chapter VI, discussing the pastoral mission of the Church. In this section the Church gives a case for harm. But is … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 41-42: Innovations and Experiments

What about innovations? What happens when a long-standing effort must be blown up or replaced? 41. Apostolic innovations, which are later to be undertaken, should be planned with careful study. Can the Church say it too much? Be exceedingly careful. … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 40: Renewal in Discernment

The Church concedes this is not the world of a previous generation. We are not in a mission of recovery or rescue. We discern the times. And we do so together: bishops with religious superiors, as well as ordinary laity … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 39: Religious Vocations

Picking up on a theme from the previous section, here the Church discusses vocations. Remember, you can check the full document online here. One team, everybody works together: 39. Pastoral commitment for vocational recruitment is to be considered a privileged … Continue reading

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