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    DON E SIEGAL says:

    Ford quotes Gaudium et Spes (GS), Vatican II’s document on the church in the modern world, to support his charges about scandal

    I believe it is helpful to consider the full English title of GS, [The] Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (official Vatican translation) and the location in the document of Dr. Ford’s quote. The words “Pastoral Constitution” tell us that the contents of this document are profound as they relate to the dignity of the person. The quote itself is found in Chapter II The Community of Mankind (#29 ¶3). This chapter is the heart of the Church’s teaching on social and economic justice.

    The full document can be found here https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops consistently has an uninformed obsession with matters of sex and same sex couples over and above the Church’s teachings on social and economic justice.

    Let us pray that the process of the Synod on Synodality will be an enlightenment of the entire Church—especially the bishops and the magisterium—on these and other important matters of inequality in our present time through the work of the Holy Spirit. “Come Holy Spirit, Creator blessed…”


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