Day #255: Apostolicam Actuositatem 7

In today’s reading from the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, we continue to look at the objectives of the laity in their mission

Yesterday we looked mostly at the spiritual side of things.  Article 7 is all about the temporal order.  We do not ignore the world we are living in to focus solely on heaven.  We sork to sanctify the world here and now as well.

Here are the Scripture citations:

Gen. 1:31

Col. 1:18

And the footnote:

2. cf. Leo XIII, encyclical “Rerum Novarum:” A.A.S. 23 (1890-91) p. 47; Pius XI encyclical “Quadragesimo anno:” A.A.S. 23 (1931) p 190; Pius XII, radio message of June 1, 1941: A.A.S. 33 (1941) p. 207.

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