OUR MISSION: LEAVENING HUMANKIND IN TODAY’S WORLD
September 6 @ 4:00 pm - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Vatican II Documents webinar series, Our Mission: Leavening Humankind in Today’s World, will restart on Wednesday, September 6 @ 4pm ET. AUSCP’s 2023 Webinars regarding the Second Vatican Council through September and October will refresh our awareness and application of 5 Vatican II documents from the full 16 documents of the Council. Dr. Joseph Torma will again be the presenter. Fr. Bob Bonnot will serve as Moderator.
The laity functions in society and culture as leaven in the dough of the world. Their mission is to make our world what God wants. That makes it critical that individuals who function singly and together as leaven receive the training and direction necessary for this role, this ministry, this service to God’s People. For the first time since the fourth century A.D., all 100% of the baptized, rather than only the 1% clergy, have been explicitly called by the Church to grow the fullness of Christian life in today’s world.
The following five documents were approved by the Council in different years from 1963 to 1965. One of them was a Constitution (there are 4 of them) — Dei Verbum/Divine Revelation. The other four are either a declaration (there are 3 of them) or a decree (there are 9 of them). The variety of topics and types remain applicable to the life of the Church today. All of them continue to challenge us in one way or another, enriching our approach to the two synods coming up in 2023 and 2024. We invite all to join us. All sessions are scheduled at 4pm ET on Wednesdays.
These are the dates and the topics:
September 6 — Revelation as addressed by Dei Verbum
September 13 — Non-Christian Religions as addressed by Nostra Aetate
October 4 — Eastern Catholic Churches as addressed by Orientalium Ecclesiarum
October 11 — Ecumenism as addressed by Unitatis Redintegratio
October 18 — Social Communications Media addressed by Inter Mirifica.