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Aparecida 451-452: The Dignity and Participation of Women

A few paragraphs on “The Dignity And Participation Of Women.” The Aparecida bishops begin with the Gospel witness to women: 451. Christian anthropology highlights the equal dignity of man and woman by reason of being created in the image and … Continue reading

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Aparecida 449-450: Reverence For Elders

Our second of two posts reviewing the Aparecida bishops’ views on the elderly. While the push for intentional discipleship has only recently caught on, the bishops regard some of the elders as paragons of that lifestyle. Let’s read: 449. Many … Continue reading

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Aparecida 447-448: The Well-Being of the Elderly

The fourth section of the ninth chapter: The Well-Being Of The Elderly. Let’s dive in for a read as the Aparecida bishops remind us of the Temple faithful, Simeon and Anna: 447. The event of the presentation in the temple … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446gh: Harmony and Large Group Events

One of the problems of youth ministry as it is conducted in the US is the lack of connection with adult Catholicism. I saw it in college campus ministry, often and especially where parishes and high schools were doing good … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446ef: Pastoral Proposals For Young People

Two more suggestions: e) Youth ministry will help young people to be gradually formed for social and political action and change of structures, in keeping with the Church’s social doctrine, as they embrace the preferential and evangelical option for the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446d: Pastoral Proposals For Young People’s Catechesis

Good youth ministers know it’s about more than socialization. In the US and Canada, as long as catechesis focuses on Confirmation as “graduation,” topics like those mentioned below may have a hard time getting traction: d) Accentuate in youth ministry, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 446c: Pastoral Proposals For Encountering Jesus

Ignatian spirituality prioritizes the encounter: c) Propose the encounter with the living Jesus Christ and following Him in the Church to young people, in the light of God’s plan which assures them full realization of their dignity as human beings, … Continue reading

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