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Aparecida 227: Ecumenical Dialogue

The last few posts, we looked at people who have left the Catholic Church, and what the Aparecida bishops offer in terms of drawing them back. The situation is somewhat different for those born into other Christian traditions. The fifth … Continue reading

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Aparecida 226: Four Lines of Work

This is a significant paragraph, outlining the shape of the Church’s ministry to the faithful, especially those who no longer walk with us. There is certainly room for “enhancement” along these initiatives. Dioceses, parishes, parish groups, religious orders (both contemplative … Continue reading

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Aparecida 225: Those Who Have Left

We in the States often or at least occasionally fret over “Those Who Have Left The Church To Join Other Religious Groups.” The Aparecida bishops do too. In this document, they don’t address the nones. They don’t diagnose the problem … Continue reading

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Aparecida 224: High Expectations

With the Aparecida bishops, we conclude this discussion on religious life and the role those in it play in the Church’s mission in Latin America and the Caribbean–if not the world: 224. Latin American and Caribbean peoples expect a great … Continue reading

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Aparecida 222-223: New Groups and Confederations

New communities pop up in every age of the Church. Who discerns them, with them? The Aparecida Conference suggests the local bishop has a role: 222. The Holy Spirit is still raising up new forms of consecrated life in the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 220-221: From the Cloister or in the World

How does religious life fit into the renewed sense of mission in evangelization? Some reflections by the Aparecida bishops: 220. Today in Latin America and the Caribbean, consecrated life is called to be a discipleship life, fervent about Jesus-Way to … Continue reading

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Aparecida 218-219: Connections And Virtues

218. From its very being, consecrated life is called to be expert in communion, within Church and society. Its life and its mission must be inserted within the particular Church and in communion with the bishop. To that end, common … Continue reading

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