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The Apostolate of the Laity Since the Second Vatican Council
My intention in the present talk, therefore, is to do two things. First say something about the fact that the apostolate of the laity is different, since the [Vatican II]Council and because of the Council, and secondly show how it is different. I would like to conclude with some practical implications.
Apostolate for Priests
Over the centuries, the Church has exhorted the faithful to do everything they can for the priests who trace their priestly ancestry to Christ’s ordination of the apostles at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday night. Catholics are to pray for priests. They are to make sacrifices for priests. They should have Masses said for priests. They should encourage priests to remain faithful to their high vocation and do everything in their power to ensure the sanctity of priests.
The Apostolate as Spiritual Formation
When we say apostolate we mean dedication to winning souls for Christ. The word itself means being sent for the purpose of bringing souls to Christ if they are not united with Him already or closer to Christ if they are already in His friendship.
The Apostolate of Women
My purpose in this short column is to ask three simple questions and answer them in a few words: How have women been the spiritual mothers of the Church since apostolic times? Why are women desperately needed as apostles of the faith in our day? What are some practical recommendations to Catholic women for the future?
Apostolate of Families to Families
The apostolate of "Families to Families" is the mission that Catholic families have received from the Vicar of Christ - to preserve, to protect, to heal, to reform, and to restore sound family life in the modern world. Notice that we say it is a mission, hence apostolate, that Catholic families have received from the Vicar of Christ. Pope John Paul II speaks of the Catholic family’s "responsibility for transforming society." He says that the Catholic family "is called upon to take part actively and responsibly in the mission of the Church." The Holy Father further declares that Catholic families are to evangelize by proclaiming the Gospel to other families, not only in their own territory, but even to people in other parts of the same country and to families in distant lands.
Apostolic and Lay Responsibilities: A Balanced Decision
The apostolic responsibility is the duty we have to be channels of grace to everyone whom God puts into our lives. The Apostolate is the duty we have to be channels of divine grace to others.
The Apostolateship of Prayer Stands as a Sign of Contradiction in a World Become Alienated from God
What is the Apostleship of Prayer? As it was originally conceived and as it has developed historically the Apostleship of Prayer is a league with three essential elements. First, the Apostleship is a league established to promote the habit of regular prayer; second, it places a special emphasis on devotion to the Sacred Heart; and third, it is directed to the extension of Christ’s Kingdom in the world.
Guidelines for the Eucharistic Formation of the Young
Our closing reflections in this conference concentrate on how we — parents and teachers, priests and religious — are to become apostles of the Eucharist in our day. What is an apostle of the Eucharist? An apostle of the Eucharist is one who has certain Eucharistic qualities, eight to be exact.
The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan
Immediately we see that The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan is not just another book to read. It is not a mere reference work to consult. It is not even simply a useful guide to the great Catholic literature of the ages. It is a carefully planned method of self-education whose goal is to acquire the mind of Christ through having our minds influenced by the great Catholic minds of the Church’s two thousand years of literary history.
The Marian Apostolate of Women
Since the dawn of Christianity women have been outstanding in passing on the true faith to succeeding generations.…My purpose in this short presentation is to ask three simple questions and answer them in a few words: How have women been the spiritual mothers of the Church since apostolic times? Why are women desperately needed as apostles of the faith in our day? What are some practical recommendations to Catholic women for the future?
The Mission of the Fatima Family Apostolate
We address ourselves to the questions: "Why and how are Members of the Fatima Family Apostolate called to Holiness?" Needless to say, this subject covers an ocean of ideas. That is why I wish to limit myself to just four questions and answer them as briefly and intelligently as I can: 1. What is holiness? 2. What is the Apostolate of Holiness? 3. Why is the message of Fatima a call to the Apostolate of Holiness? 4. How should this Apostolate be put into practice?





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