Day #271: Apostolicam Actuositatem 28-29

Today in the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, we begin Chapter VI on “Formation for the Apostolate.”

Article 28 introduces the chapter with an affirmation of the necessity of laity being properly formed for this work.  Article 29 speaks of the importance for the laity to be formed in the nature of the culture to which they belong, but without neglecting the need for spiritual and doctrinal formation.

Here are the footnotes:

1. cf. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Nature of the Church, Chaps. 2, 4 and 5: A.A.S. 57 (1965) pp. 12- 21, 37-49; also cf. Decree on Ecumenism, nos. 4, 6, 7 and 12: A.A.S. 57 (1965) pp. 94, 96, 97, 99, 100; cf. also above, no. 4.

2. cf. Pius XII, allocution to the first international Boy Scouts congress, June 6, 1952: A.A.S. 44 (1952) pp. 579-580; John XXIII, encyclical, “Mater et Magistra,” May 15, 1961: A.A.S. 53 (1961) p. 456.

3. cf. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Nature of the Church, p. 33: A.A.S. 57 (1965) p. 39.

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