Monday, February 16, 2009

In midst of suffering there is incredible hope

Bishop William P. Callahan in this "Herald of Hope" column in our Archdiocesan newspaper.
One of the great apostolic exhortations that came forth from the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the Synod for the Laity in 1989 is called: Christifideles Laici - the Lay Members of Christ's Faithful People. It is a strong statement written by Pope John Paul II in favor of the vocation and mission of the laity. This year, of course, marks the 20th anniversary of its publication. I believe that so much of what we are trying to do with "Vision 21" and strategic pastoral planning here in the archdiocese is basically contained in the pages of this exhortation of the late great Pope John Paul II.

It might well be, but it I missed seeing it mentioned in Thoughts and Ponderings No.1, No.2 (Part – I), No.2 (Part – II), or No. 3 by Fr. Jim Connell, Vicar for Planning, or in his 2008 Vision 21 Final Recommendations to the Archbishop, June 2008, or in "I am with you all days...": Archbishop Dolan’s Response to Vision 21: the 2009 Plan for the Future, January 27, 2009.

[Milwaukee Catholic Herald,
January 22, 2009]


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