Posts Tagged ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

Evangelii Gaudium: Mary, mother of evangelization Comments 0

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

284. With the Holy Spirit, Mary is always present in the midst of the people. She joined the disciples in praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:14) and thus made possible the missionary outburst which took place at Pentecost. She is the Mother of the Church which evangelizes, and without her we Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Relations with Judaism Comments 1

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

247. We hold the Jewish people in special regard because their covenant with God has never been revoked, for “the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable” (Rom 11:29). The Church, which shares with Jews an important part of the sacred Scriptures, looks upon the people of the covenant and their faith as one Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: The missionary power of intercessory prayer Comments 0

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

281. One form of prayer moves us particularly to take up the task of evangelization and to seek the good of others: it is the prayer of intercession. Let us peer for a moment into the heart of Saint Paul, to see what his prayer was like. It was full of people: “…I constantly pray Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Ecumenical Dialogue Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014

244. Commitment to ecumenism responds to the prayer of the Lord Jesus that “they may all be one” (Jn 17:21). The credibility of the Christian message would be much greater if Christians could overcome their divisions and the Church could realize “the fullness of catholicity proper to her in those of her children who, though Read more

Evangelii Gaudium Dialogue between faith, reason and science Comments 0

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Dialogue between science and faith also belongs to the work of evangelization at the service of peace.[189] Whereas positivism and scientism “refuse to admit the validity of forms of knowledge other than those of the positive sciences”,[190] the Church proposes another path, which calls for a synthesis between the responsible use of methods proper to Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: Social dialogue as a contribution to peace Comments 0

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

238. Evangelization also involves the path of dialogue. For the Church today, three areas of dialogue stand out where she needs to be present in order to promote full human development and to pursue the common good: dialogue with states, dialogue with society – including dialogue with cultures and the sciences – and dialogue with Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – The whole is greater than the part Comments 0

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

234. An innate tension also exists between globalization and localization. We need to pay attention to the global so as to avoid narrowness and banality. Yet we also need to look to the local, which keeps our feet on the ground. Together, the two prevent us from falling into one of two extremes. In the Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: Realities are more important than ideas Comments 0

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

231. There also exists a constant tension between ideas and realities. Realities simply are, whereas ideas are worked out. There has to be continuous dialogue between the two, lest ideas become detached from realities. It is dangerous to dwell in the realm of words alone, of images and rhetoric. So a third principle comes into Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: Time is greater than space Comments 0

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

222. A constant tension exists between fullness and limitation. Fullness evokes the desire for complete possession, while limitation is a wall set before us. Broadly speaking, “time” has to do with fullness as an expression of the horizon which constantly opens before us, while each individual moment has to do with limitation as an expression Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: The common good and peace in society Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

217. We have spoken at length about joy and love, but the word of God also speaks about the fruit of peace (cf. Gal5:22). 218. Peace in society cannot be understood as pacification or the mere absence of violence resulting from the domination of one part of society over others. Nor does true peace act Read more