Called and Gifted for the Third Millenium: Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity and the Fifteenth Anniversary of Called and Gifted
USCCB Publishing, 1995 - Religion - 26 pages
In these reflections, the bishops examine the four "calls" that impel the laity-the calls to holiness, to community, to mission and ministry, and to Christian maturity.
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The Call to Community
The Call to Christian Maturity
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