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Aparecida 288: A Rich Kerygma

Initiation into Christ is about more than a liturgy, a ceremony, or jumping through parish hoops. In its fullest form, initiation involves preaching the basic person of Christ and his message through his life, Passion, and resurrection.   288. Christian … Continue reading

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Aparecida 287: A New Evangelization

“New Evangelization” is now part of a lingo for a worldwide Church. We need to pay attention to it. “New” is not greeted warmly by some Catholics. Some of us are accustomed to “timeless.” But different approaches from those of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 286: Initiation To Christian Life

Part 3 of Chapter 6 treats the matter of “Initiation to¬† Christian Life and Permanent Catechesis.” Numbered sections from today’s through number 300 will hit the topic. At the risk of curbing reader enthusiasm, the Aparecida bishops point out a … Continue reading

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Aparecida 284-285: A Formation in the Spirituality of Missionary Action

It’s not often we are urged to “docility” and “action” in the same sentence, but as the Aparecida bishops write of “A formation in the spirituality of missionary action,” it’s there to read: 284. Disciples must be formed in a … Continue reading

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Aparecida 282-283: Providing Accompaniment

Accompaniment has emerged as one of the themes of Pope Francis’ ministry. But the theme described as “A formation that makes provision for accompanying the disciples” looks first to the hierarchy: 282. Each sector of the People of God asks … Continue reading

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Aparecida 281: Formation Within A Diocese

This section is titled, “A formation that is respectful of process.” Let’s look at discipleship formation on the diocesan level: 281. Reaching the stature of new life in Christ, identifying deeply with Him (Cf. Evangelii Nuntiandi 19) and his mission … Continue reading

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Aparecida 280: Four Dimensions of Formation

280. Formation encompasses diverse dimensions that must be integrated harmoniously throughout the formation process, namely the human and communal, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral missionary dimensions. Here, the Aparecida bishops outline how mentors address the practical aspect of treating human beings … Continue reading

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