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Advent Reflections – Dr. Thomas J. Gamble

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “All [people] of whatever race, condition or age, in virtue of their dignity as human persons, have an inalienable right to education. This education should be suitable to the particular destiny of the individuals, adapted to their ability, sex and national cultural traditions, and should be conducive to [...]

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Advent Reflections – Brendan Lyle

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “Peace is more than the absence of war: it cannot be reduced to the maintenance of a balance of power between opposing forces nor does it arise out of despotic dominion, but it is appropriately called ‘the effect of righteousness’ (Is. 32:17). It is the fruit of the [...]

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Advent Reflections – Demi Boeltz

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “In a special way also, those who are weighed down by poverty, infirmity, sickness and other hardships should realize that they are united to Christ, who suffers for the salvation of the world; let those feel the same who suffer persecution for the sake of justice…” (Dogmatic Constitution [...]

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Advent Reflections – Carolyn Carlins

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “The intellectual nature of the human person is perfected by wisdom and needs to be, for wisdom gently attracts the mind of man to a quest and a love for what is true and good. Steeped in wisdom, man passes through visible realities to those which are unseen.” [...]

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Advent Reflections – Sr. Lisa Mary McCartney, RSM, Ph.D.

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “In the light of the foregoing factors there appears the dichotomy of a world that is at once powerful and weak, capable of doing what is noble and what is base, disposed to freedom and slavery, progress and decline, brotherhood and hatred. [Humanity] is growing conscious that the [...]

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Advent Reflections – The Rev. Scott Maxwell

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “[This Synod] places great hope in [religious institutes'] work, which is so fruitful, whether it be hidden or in public. All religious, therefore, with undiminished faith, with charity towards God and their neighbor, with love for the cross and with the hope of future glory, should spread the [...]

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Advent Reflections – Missy Lang

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “Before it can begin, all dialogue presupposes that an attitude of sympathy and openness between those who take part has been brought about by more or less spontaneous contacts and exchanges, in the details of ordinary daily life. It is in the context of human relationships, which can [...]

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Advent Reflections – Dave Hewett

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “Access to the sacred Scriptures ought to be wide open to the Christian faithful.” (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) By Dave Hewett Thinking back, I still have to laugh … well, chuckle at least. Knowing that this was just part of God’s plan for me, I still have [...]

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Advent Reflections – Mary Gavacs

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “From the fact of their union with Christ the head flows the laymen’s right and duty to be apostles. Inserted as they are in the Mystical Body of Christ by baptism and strengthened by the Holy Spirit in confirmation, it is by the Lord himself that they are [...]

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Advent Reflections – Betty Amatangelo

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: THE TREASURES OF VATICAN II “The Church, therefore, urges her [children] to enter with prudence and charity into discussion and collaboration with members of other religions. Let Christians, while witnessing to their own faith and way of life, acknowledge, preserve and encourage the spiritual and moral truths found among non-Christians, also their social [...]

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