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PAGE |4 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC NOVEMBER 4, | 990 "Vatican II," from page 1 more responsive to local conditions and dignity of the human person, as needs, nity is known through the revealed * A much stronger emphasis on Scrip- of God and by reason itself," the ture as the cornerstone academic andtinuing education of priests after ordina- spiritual formation in seminaries, tion. spirit" which in turn is "animated" by their ment declared. "Constitutional limits should be setJ * Teaching of current philosophical religious vows. the powers of government (on matterS trends as well as classical philosophy to Religious Non - Christians religion) .... The truth cannot im provide a rounded intellectual basis for One of the more interesting Catholic Nostra Aerate, the Declaration on the Rela- self except by virtue of its own theological formation, phenomena in the years since Vatican II tionship of the Church with Non-Christian by outside coercion, it said. * Establishment of programs of paste- has been the massive effort of the Religions, was the shortest of all the coun- Murray summarized the declaration! ral formation as well as academic forma- Church's several hundred thousand men cil documents, but it marked an effort by an affirmation of three basic don to teach seminarians "the art of ex- and women religious to rediscover their the bishops at the council to reverse one tenets: "the ethical doctrine of ercising the apostolate not only in theory roots and redirect their lives by what they of the most shameful aspects of allfreedom as a human right (personal but in practice." found. Christian history: hatred and persecution collective); a political doctrine * Systemic efforts to assure the con- Perfectae Caritatis, the Decree on the Ap- of the Jews. to the functions and limits of propriate Renewal of Religious Life, gave re- " In its 1,100 words the declaration also in matters religious; and the (r -, ligious orders that direction, urged Catholic appreciation of the dia- doctrine of the freedom of the Churcbl Arka The decree called all religious to re- logue with Moslems, Buddhists, Hindus the fundamental principle in what "That nsas Wine " turn constantly "to the sources of all andadherentsofotherformsofreligious cerns the relations between the Christian life' and tO the original inspira- belief. No other official statement in and the socio-political order." ~ ~E WlNfop,p~/$, lion behind a given community" as their Church history had treated the religious For centuries before Vatican II, t ~~'~tx~~//gd2"o~' first norm for renewal. The second basic beliefs and commitments....... .... :.of.:::non.~Ch..... ris- ....... : ~t,h..ol~.:.:.:~xlrcJa had clai., m eda norm was "an adjustment of the corn-tians so affirmativel i: ........................ i:: ii authority over ihe state and ~ ~ -~ ~ m unity to the changed condi tions of the The declaration's ~ Latin.:.~:~nces 0h iil the ~tholic s~te as the ideals t ate. times." Jews and Judaism, lq awever iiiwei of iii key council floor Contemplative communities were called gular importance. . ............................ ..:9 ~ on Whether M~rray's positions were ~ "the glory of the Church" and were urged The council decla.r:e~]"that the...Gh~ch ~i:'::':':'V~ff[:':"~:g Omcia Church positions or ..:. ,.,... :~::':"'"":':""'~"q: ::: :i: " e to revise their rules but retain their basic "deplores the hatr~, perse~i~ti.'ons.:-:an~t !::! leg1 ~.~ate development of doctrm ~]1 ~L ~'~e~Lit(~ ~.e ~j~ 4j} ~~ character of"withdrawal from ~e world" displays ofanti-Sem~iism dif~~d against ilii Wher~::the bisfiops implicitly sane and prayerful contemplation. Monastic Jews at any time ............. a new understanding of doctrinal communities were seen as another dis- firmly rejected once:common views that the Declarafi0 tinctive form of religious life. the Jews as a ........ Re.!:ig:ious :Freedom ...:.:t.ha.t in itself Wiederkehr Village Religious orders formed for apostolic Christ's dea "an ati s e" a ido trinal ev rttfbf higff:: importance "e udiated .... d :;d ' " the01oglcal thOugh .mmany Altus, AR 72821 purposes were told that "the entire life of r p .................... an 'by .... ........... ..:::: ........ " ............... '.... ..:. ,.:,. - :,:.:.:+:.:.:.. :~} :: -::, , .. : ,,....:,,., ..::" ,. ;. . ...,::,;,, the members of these communities ficularly to ~Lhe .:hse ofScripiur~.ii .M. u~ray wro~.. ::~::~ ......... . ":::!!.. .,: 468-2611 should be penetrated by an apostolic for making suc clams, ii! ii...ii.. 'iii i:%: ::i ,, .iii: ..... iii:: !i" :i!i ! i::Prlei ili ':!::"::;: Education ill! ................... ii !!i ........................................ iii: ................ .................... W'- :~:: In a council whose hallmark was fresh. Life of Priests, Vatican II tried to innovative thought, the Second place a reriewal of Catholic Acros~ from War Memorial Stadium Council's Declaration on Christian match the renewal the council 101 N. Van Buren, LR 666-8504 fief, Gravissimum Educationis, the Church. chiefly for its which had the Latintj tional Catholic principles of Ordinis, reaffirmed The declaration ..... n the Wes.t. m Church - eve Church's teachin Pope Paul VI Wanted mature woman needed to care for primary for toddler. Call 227-8546. children's Reliable sales clerk needed for donut shop, * Tune-ups F 7 AM - 11 AM shift, days flexible. Shipley's 1424 N. shackleford, call 224-1359. * Air Cond. Repair * Brake Service P I ace your he I p want ed Road Service ....... - .................. advert i sement here! Pickup & Delivery ............. . Tires & Bofferies upon as to commun Remodeling - Additions - Decks and Siding ~ ~ protect Catholic youth from the dangers "brother" of those he is called Licensed & Bonded. Call 753-7698, and errors of modem secular society and calls other Christians to fulfill GOINES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY pluralism, the declaration took a positive tries and leads them in doing so. H U G stance toward the wider world. It spoke Opposing any tendency to seen [ i!iiiiii! iiiiiiii iii! ii il of Catholic schools serving to "further the flict between a priest's personal HEVI2LET dialogue between the Church and the ity and his active ministry, the To Buy or Sell AVON, call Donna C family of man." declared that "by their everyday Fincher 982-8734. The declaration also called on Catho- actions themselves, as by the entire t t YO u r COMPANY lic schools to "show speCial concern" for try which they exercise... the needs of the materially poor and those being directed toward perfection who are disadvantaged in other ways. Missionary Activity /te~S i~ Religious Freedom Preaching the Gospel to those wh th No other document of Vatican II hadnot heard it is "the greatest and so clearly an American stamp as the Dec- work of the Church," said CHARLESTON laration on Religious Freedom, which Decree on the Missionary Activity r [ ri11"ri / 965-2369 bore the Latin tide Dignitaries Humanae. Church, which had the Latin The declaration was the crowning Genres. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES: $1.50 per "Quol~ Service Since ]937" achievement of one of America's greatest "Since the whole Church he ( S., ads per rm). Deadlno is Wodneu , m0a...lendeyspri0r Maiy0urad theologians, Jesuit Rev, John Courtney and the work of evangelization is a la CLASSIREDS cto Murray. duty of the people of God, this /kanuaCathoU,POBox7417LitlleRod~ "1"he human person has a fight to re- synod summons all to a deep it t AR7" 17CaURon Hali,664-0340,ext 326or ligious freedom .... The fight to religious renewal," the document said in taxymrdassif dad,664-O075, freedom has its foundation in the very See "Vatican H," ne~t