Day #169: Gaudium Et Spes 93

As the Triduum begins today, we finally reach the end of the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, which is likewise the end of the Council’s four constitutions.

Mindful of the Lord’s saying: “by this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35), Christians cannot yearn for anything more ardently than to serve the men of the modern world with mounting generosity and success. Therefore, by holding faithfully to the Gospel and benefiting from its resources, by joining with every man who loves and practices justice, Christians have shouldered a gigantic task for fulfillment in this world, a task concerning which they must give a reckoning to Him who will judge every man on the last of days.

And so we close out the document with a call for each one of us to be involved in making the world a better place for all.

Here are the Scriptire references:

John 13:35

Eph. 3:20-21

No footnotes.

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Day #168: Gaudium Et Spes 92

Today in Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, we continue with our look at international communities.

Artilce 92 builds on what was started in article 91 with its reflection on how the Church’s mission is of benefit to all.  The Church ought to pay attention to its relationship between her own members, with other Christians, with those of other religious faiths, and everyone else.

No footnotes.

Day #167: Gaudium Et Spes 90-91

Today in Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, we continue with our look at international communities.

Article 90 looks at working with the organizations already in place — in particular those Catholic organizations.  Article 91 speaks to how these principles of human dignity, though informed by our faith, are beneficial to all regardless of religious belief.

No footnotes.

Day #165: Gaudium Et Spes 87

Today in Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, we continue with our look at international communities.

Article 87 addresses the challenges posed by our increasing world population and affirms that no public authority can impose restrictions upon families and the number of children they have, nor can regulation of child spacing be achieved through immoral means.

No footnotes.