Harvesting The Fruit- Part V

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NOTE: Parts I, III, IV and V are included in Harvesting The Fruit of Vatican II: The Four Constitutions, which only excludes Part II.

PART FIVE:An ever-timely examination of Gaudium et Spes – The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, in which the Council Fathers “explain to everyone how the Council conceives of the presence and activity of the Church in the world of today.” The primary source for the Council’s view of social justice, Gaudium et Spes is often misunderstood as a manifesto for socialism, humanism and a brand of liberation theology that is totally foreign to the teachngs of Church. Now more than ever it’s important to arm yourself with the truth.

Pope John Paul II quoted Gaudium et Spes – The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, more than any other Council document.

In PART FIVE of the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II Faith Formation Series, we’ll examine this remarkable Constitution that sought “to explain to everyone how [the Council] conceives of the presence and activity of the Church in the world of today.”

Gaudium et Spes is like an application guide of sorts; intended as it is to help modern man move from a theoretical view of the Council’s teaching to a more meaningful one through its application; integrating all that the Church has to offer into the various circumstances of modern life for the benefit of all humankind.

The primary source for the Council’s view of social justice, Gaudium et Spes is often misunderstood as a manifesto for socialism, humanism and a brand of liberation theology that is totally foreign to the Council Fathers’ true intent.

Participants will enjoy timely and spiritually enriching catechesis on such important matters as the dignity of the human person, the role of government in protecting human freedom via the principle of subsidiarity, the true meaning of “the common good,” the proper development of culture, the and much, much more. Even though it was written in 1965, you’ll be amazed at how prophetically the Council Fathers teach on current challenges like the threat of terrorism, the benefits and dangers associated with a global economy and the duty of civil authority to uphold the dignity of marriage. In 5 Straight-Forward, Easy-to-Use Lessons