Day #256: Apostolicam Actuositatem 8

Today in the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity we conclude Chapter II’s look at the objectives of the laity in their mission

Article 8 takes a look at the commandment to love our neighbor  and the charity that must motivate all our acts of charity.

Here are the Scripture citations:

cf. Matt. 11:4-5

cf. Matt. 22:37-40

Matt. 25:40

John 13:35

And the footnote:

3. cf. John XXIII, encyclical “Mater et Magistra:” A.A.S. 53 (1961) p. 402.

4. cf. ibid., pp. 440-441.

5. cf. ibid., pp. 442-443.

6. cf. Pius XII, allocution to “Pax Romana” April 25, 1957: A.A.S. 49 (1957) pp. 298-299; and especially John XXIII, “Ad Conventum Consilii” Food and Agriculture Organization Nov. 10, 1959: A.A.S. 51 (1959) pp. 856-866.


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