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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 7: A Permanent State of Mission

Continuing here with the address of Pope Francis last month to his brother bishops of Latin America. We would never have heard language like “permanent state of mission” before Vatican II. Or that much in the immediate years after that. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 6: Not Yielding To Discouragement

In his address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America, Pope Francis addresses the matter many of us in ministry often find in ourselves. It would be an Ignatian discipline to go back to the original … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 5: Unity

Continuing with this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. Pope Francis is concerned with the quality of unity. Let’s read to see what he thinks of it. When the disciples returned excited by the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 4: Attending To The Encounter With Christ

Pope Francis mentions the Aparecida document in his address to his brother bishops of Latin America. Aparecida┬áis a treasure yet to be fully exploited. ┬áI am certain that each of you has seen how its richness has taken root in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 3: A Community of Disciples

Continuing with the address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. When we speak of the modern movement to discipleship, we are expanding on older, less complete understandings of the Church. The Church is the community … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 2: God’s Voice, A Father To Children

Continuing with this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. More typical of his writing and speaking, and well within Ignatian expectations, the personalism of God to believers: When God speaks to us in Jesus, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 1

Rocco Palmo thought much of this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. As I read through it, I found much worthy of reflection and, since it is posted here, commentary too. We’ll take it … Continue reading

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