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Aparecida 518a: Urban Pastoral Style

Today we begin a look at fifteen needed developments to present the Gospel more fruitfully. The aim is to the baptized, those unchurched, and the various stages in between. Let’s read: 518. So that the inhabitants of cities and their … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517k: Proposals For Urban Ministry In New Centers

The last of the eleven proposals for urban ministry. In subsection j, the last few opportunities involved newcomers to cities and people on their outskirts (geographical or otherwise). 517. k) Through new parishes and chapels, Christian communities, and pastoral centers, … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517j: Proposals For Urban Ministry To Those Suffering

Regarding that list of people on the margins of cities, The Church does well with the first two. The other six are a challenge. We don’t do well with people perceived to be guilty for their own problems with drugs. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517i: Proposals For Hospitality In Urban Ministry

Hospitality is one of the three pillars of fruitful worship. But the welcome spoken of by the Aparecida bishops goes beyond just the church building. They also seem dissatisfied with the more traditional way of “doing business,” of sitting back … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517gh: Proposals For Christian Basics In Urban Ministry

The seventh proposal in section 517 speaks of the essentials: g) Bring the elements proper to the Christian life—the Word, the liturgy, fellowship, and service—especially to those who suffer economic poverty and new forms of poverty. The first of those is … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517ef: Proposals For Urban Communities

Large parishes, perhaps too-large, are challenges south of the US. Sometimes the parish is spread out over a large geographical area, perhaps as large as a US county or several, with dozens of worship sites or chapels. Lay leadership would … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517abcd: Proposals For Urban Ministry

As we’ve done with other sets of proposals, there are many. Perhaps too many to tackle in one post. We’ll look at eleven proposals for urban ministry today and through the weekend. There are significant challenges as Latin American and … Continue reading

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