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    Populorum Progressio is an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI in 1967. The title of this encyclical means “One the Development of People”. In this encyclical, Pope Paul VI highlights urgent problems that must be dealt within weaker, undeveloped nations. The injustices that Pope Paul VI addresses include widespread hunger, poverty, disease and ignorance. Populorum Progressio is split into two sections; humankind's complete development and humankind’s common development. The development progress is like a “two edged sword” —it deals with both the good and bad effects of development. The positive benefits that come out of the worldly development progress include technological advances and spread of awareness, as well as missionary work. The negative…

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    Council in 1965 by Pope Paul VI. It talks about Christianity and compares it to other religions in a positive way. First it talks about Hinduism and Buddhism. It says in these religions people think about the “divine mystery” and show them through myths. They seek relief from pain by meditation, self-discipline or turn to God. Buddhism teaches that if you are committed and confident, you can live a free life filled with light. The reading then goes on to say that the catholic church preaches the…

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    private. They also gave rise to the rite for infants to participate in the sacramental celebration of baptism. Baptism is known as the entry into the holy realm of Christ. All sin are removed and asked to turn away from any sin and accept the faith of Christ. They emphasized on the role of parents and of the godparents “will be the first of teachers of their children in their way of faith; may they be also the best of teachers”. Concerns arose, are the parents that are presenting their…

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    For now let 's focus on the definition. First let 's be clear, we are all called to evangelize; it 's our job. My course book put it beautifully when they quoted Pope Paul VI, "the Church exists to evangelize." We are the Church. We are called to proclaim Jesus Christ to those we encounter. Whether our personal calling is to be a grand public speaker and we evangelize that way. Or we may be a cashier and our simple conversations with those we serve is our way to evangelize. When we accept the…

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    Meaning Of Religion

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    As most humans wonder, what is the true meaning of religion, and what religion is right? There are handfuls of religions that you could believe in, but what makes yours righter than someone else’s? That is why I will be explaining serval author’s arguments over what they believe of religion and all its meanings. Many of this authors do argue similar ideas as they also do disagree on many things. The four passages I will be summering for you are “The Great Question Ch.1”, and “Religion Ch.3” by…

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    Catholic Church Poverty

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    Economic Justice Pastoral Letter 16) Additionally, the Church put a goal forward, which was to improve the living conditions for all and to share the immense resources out to the hands of humanity. ‘There is an urgent need to explore, with the full and intense cooperation of all.. ways whereby the human necessities of food and a suitable education can be furnished and shared with the entire human community.’ (Gaudium Et Spes 87) This, in turn, lead to the Catholic Social Teaching delivering a…

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    Pope John Paul II claims that Eucharist symbolizes Christ 's connection with people and allows people to witness Christ’s real presence in Church during Eucharist to bless his followers. According to Pope John Paul II, ““This truth does not simply express a daily experience of faith, but recapitulates the heart of the mystery of the Church.” The essence of Pope John Paul II’s argument is that one can only perform Eucharist in a church on a set day as Pope John Paul II points out that this is not…

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    The Redeemer Symbolism

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    O’Collins’ book Christology, O’Collins points out that divine love must be understood in the biblical stories of salvation. O’Collins provides multiple excerpts from the Bible but one passage from the letter to the Romans is the most compelling. It reads, “But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). In order to prove God has divine love for us, we must look to what evidence there is to support that God loves us. Paul, in his letter,…

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    On October 4, 1965, Pope Paul VI arrived at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport International Airport,officially being the first Pope to step foot in America. The synopsis of his film states, “ At Saint Patrick's Cathedral he is welcomed by members of the New York archdiocese.” The Pope was widely accepted and many members of high or elite parties welcomed him with open arms, along with many members of the public. Pope Paul VI’s main goal was to make his journey of goodwill, to help stop the…

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    Racism In Religion

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    In 1979, a group of catholic bishops stated in a letter to the congregation that “Racism is an evil which endures in our society and in our Church. Despite apparent advances and even significant changes in the last two decades, the reality of racism remains. In large part, it is only external appearances which have changed.” This quote references the apparent problem that still exists in the U.S. despite “external changes.” Many external changes have been only ceremonial with many forms of…

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