The Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortations of John Paul II

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Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 1998 - Religion - 799 pages
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The Synod of Bishops meets every three or four years in Rome to deliberate on specific problems facing the Church today. As the head of the bishops, Pope John Paul II transmits their deliberations and conclusions to the whole Church. These documents, called "post-synodal apostolic exhortations, " represent not ony the thoughts of Pope John Paul II but also the consensus of the whole Church. This volume collects all of them, along with useful introductions. It's an essential companion to the Encyclicals above.
  

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Contents

Catechesi Tradendae Editors Introduction
46
Text of the Exhortation
68
We Have but One Teacher Jesus Christ
70
An Experience as Old as the Church
74
Catechesis in the Churchs Pastoral and Missionary Activity
79
The Whole of the Good News Drawn from Its Source
84
Everybody Needs To Be Catechized
91
Some Ways and Means of Catechesis
97
Christifideles Laid
331
Text of the Exhortation
362
The Dignity of the Lay Faithful in the Church as Mystery
370
The Participation of the Lay Faithful in the Life of the Church as Communion
384
The Coresponsibility of the Lay Faithful in the Church as Mission
407
Good Stewards of Gods Varied Grace
430
The Formation of the Lay Faithful
449
Pastores Dabo Vobis
463

How To Impart Catechesis
100
The Joy of Faith in a Troubled World
104
The Task Concerns Us
108
Familiaris Consortio Editors Introduction
119
Text of the Exhortation
148
Bright Spots and Shadows for the Family Today II The Plan of God for Marriage and the Family
150
The Role of the Christian Family
162
Stages Structures Agents and Situations
208
Reconciliatio et Paenitentia Editors Introduction
234
Text of the Exhortation
262
The Churchs Task and Commitment
269
The Love That Is Greater Than
280
The Pastoral Ministry of Penance and Reconciliation
298
Text of the Exhortation
494
The Nature and Mission of the Ministerial Priesthood
508
The Spiritual Life of the Priest
519
Priestly Vocation in the Churchs Pastoral Work
540
The Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood
554
The Ongoing Formation of Priests
594
Vita Consecrata
617
Text of the Exhortation
650
The Origins of the Consecrated Life in the Mystery
659
Consecrated Life as a Sign of Communion in the Church
717
Index of Scriptural Quotations
756
Index of Encyclicals and PostSynodal Apostolic Exhortations
762
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Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. He studied poetry and drama at Jagiellonian University. During World War II, he worked in a stone quarry and chemical factory while preparing for the priesthood. He received a Ph.D. from Rome's Angelicum Institute and a doctorate in theology at the Catholic University of Lublin. He was ordained in 1946 and became Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow in 1958. He was a university chaplain and taught ethics at Krakow and Lublin. In 1964, he became Archbishop of Krakow and in 1967, a Cardinal. On October 16, 1978, he was elected as the first non-Italian Pope since 1523. On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot in an assassination attempt entering St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, but recovered fully. During the 1980's and 90's, the Pope visited Africa, Asia, the Americas and in 1993, to the Baltic republics, which was the first Papal visit to countries of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He greatly influenced the restoring of democracy and religious freedom in Eastern Europe and reaffirmed the Roman Catholic teachings against homosexuality, abortion, "artificial" methods of reproduction, birth control and priest celibacy. He rejected the ordination of women and opposed direct political participation and office holding of priests. His extensive ethical and theological writings included Fruitful and Responsible Love, Sign of Contradiction, Redemptor Hominis (Redeemer of Man), Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), and Ut Unum Sint (That They May Be One). After developing septic shock, he died on April 2, 2005. He was proclaimed venerable by Pope Benedict XVI on December 19, 2009 and was beatified on May 1, 2011.

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