Day #269: Apostolicam Actuositatem 25

In today’s reading from the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, we continue to look at the “External Relationships” of the laity in their work within the Church.

Article 25 focuses on the relationship of the clergy with the laity, particularly looking at what the clergy can do to promote and foster the work of the laity.

Here are the footnotes:

3. cf. Pius XII, allocution to the second convention of laymen representing all nations on the promotion of the apostolate, Oct. 5 1957: A.A.S. 49 (1957) p. 927.

4. cf. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Nature of the Church, no. 37. A.A.S. 57 (1965) pp. 442-443.

5. cf. Pius XII, apostolic exhortation “Menti Nostrae,” Sept. 23 1950: A.A.S. 42 (1950) p. 660.

6. cf. Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Renovation of Religious Life, no. 8.


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