Thursday, April 4, 2013

DIRECTORY FOR THE MINISTRY AND LIFE OF PRIESTS



Congregation for the Clergy
DIRECTORY 
FOR THE MINISTRY 
AND LIFE OF PRIESTS
new edition


"The phenomenon of "secularization," the tendency to live life in a horizontal projection, setting aside or neutralizing, while accepting willingly religious discourse, the size of the transcendent, for several decades without exclusion involves all the baptized, to an extent such as to give those who are responsible, by divine mandate, he led the church to take strong stand. One of its most important effects is the removal of religious practice, with a rejection of both the deposit of faith as it is authentically taught by the Catholic teaching, both authority and the role of the sacred ministers, called to him by Christ ( Mk 3, 13-19) to cooperate with his plan of salvation and lead men to the obedience of faith (cf. Sir 48.10; Heb 4.1 to 11; Catechism of the Catholic Church , n. 144ss.).Such removal, sometimes conscious, sometimes is induced by habitual forms subtly imposed by the dominant culture with the intention of dechristianisation civil society."

Secularization is becoming more of a problem and as the sensitivities of multiculturalism infringe on religious piety and the deposit of faith is being threatened as usual if it is not atheism it is something else.The thing is how does the New Evangelization work with these new sensitivities?   Of course trust in God is the answer and this does not mean apathy or other venial sins but a closer devotion to silence and prayer, then we may be good children listening to Our Father.