16 Cfr. JUAN PABLO II, Carta apóstolica «Dies Domini» (31 de mayo de ) 19 JUAN PABLO II, Carta encíclica «Dives in Misericordia» (30 de. Dies Domini Apostolic letter on keeping the lord’s day holy, 31 May by Giovanni Paolo II, , Lettera enciclica sull’impegno ecumenico. To the youth of the world, Mother of the Redeemer, Dies Domini. Cover of: Dies Domini .. Cover of: Para leer la encíclica en clave de sur.

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Laborem exercens Sollicitudo rei socialis Centesimus annus Evangelium vitae. Here too we find an anthropomorphism charged with a wealth of meaning. Mankind can have only a faint intuition of this process, but Christians have the key and the certainty. The teachings of Evangelium vitae on the immorality of murder, directly willed abortion, and euthanasia are considered infallible by Catholic theologians including “liberals” Richard GaillardetzHermann Pottmeyer”moderates” Francis A.

This doctrine, based upon that unwritten law which man, in the light of reason, finds in his own heart cf. The Eucharistic assembly He performed many healings on the Sabbath cf. This is the value of initiatives in parish communities which bring together during the week those who take part in the Eucharist — priest, ministers and faithful 68 — in order to prepare the Sunday liturgy, reflecting beforehand upon the word of God which will doomini proclaimed.

This invitation to joy, which the Easter liturgy makes its own, reflects the astonishment which came over the women who, having seen the crucifixion of Christ, found the tomb empty when they went there “very early on the first day after the Sabbath” Mk Today, however, even in those countries which give legal sanction to the festive character of Sunday, changes in socioeconomic conditions have often led to profound modifications of social behaviour and hence of the character of Sunday.

Declaration on the Reform of the Calendar. From this perspective, the situation appears somewhat mixed. As they dles to the word proclaimed in the Sunday assembly, the faithful look to the Virgin Mary, learning from her to keep it and ponder it in their hearts cf.

In considering the Sunday Eucharist more than thirty years after the Council, we need to assess how well the word of God is being proclaimed and how effectively the People of God have grown in knowledge and love of Sacred Scripture.

He is the One who knows the secret of time and the secret of eternity, and he gives us “his day” as an ever new gift of his love.

A week later — as the Gospel of John recounts cf. In order to grasp fully what the first of the encicloca creation accounts means by keeping the Sabbath “holy”, we need to consider the whole story, which shows clearly how every reality, without exception, must be referred back to God.


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Sunday in the Liturgical Year CCL 23, ; Sermo 53, 2: PL 4, ; De Cath. It is all the more urgent to recognize this dependence in our own time, when science and technology have so incredibly increased the power which man exercises through his work.

The Lord’s Day — as Sunday was called from Apostolic times 1 — has always been accorded special attention in the history of the Church because of its close connection with the very core of the Christian mystery. The Sabbath precept, which in the first Covenant prepares for the Sunday of the new and eternal Covenant, is therefore rooted in the depths of God’s plan.

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This link invited an understanding of the Resurrection as the beginning of a new creation, the first fruits of which is the glorious Christ, “the first born of all creation” Col 1: Christians know that there is no need to wait for another time of salvation, since, however long the world may last, they are already living in the last times.

The connection between Sabbath rest and the theme of “remembering” God’s wonders is found also in the Book of Deuteronomy 5: Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? AAS 63; Beyond particular ritual forms, which can vary in time depending upon Church discipline, there remains the fact that Sunday, as a weekly echo of the first encounter with the Risen Lord, is unfailingly marked by the joy with which the disciples greeted the Master: This is why the Prayer of the Faithful responds not only to the needs of the particular Christian community but also to those of all humanity; and the Church, coming together for the Eucharistic celebration, shows to the world that she makes her own “the joys and hopes, the sorrows and anxieties of people today, especially of the poor and all those who suffer”.

The People of God are called to enter into this same rest by persevering in Christ’s example of filial obedience cf.

This was the epiphany of the Church, revealed as the people into which are gathered in unity, beyond all their differences, the scattered children of God. It is an astonishing reality, fully grasped in the light of faith, yet historically attested to by those who were privileged to see the Risen Lord. Rightly, then, the Psalmist’s cry is applied to Sunday: For Christians, therefore, it was very difficult to observe the Lord’s Day on a set day each week.

Given these different dimensions which set it apart, Sunday appears as the supreme day of faith. Bardesanes, Dialogue on Destiny All human life, and therefore all human time, must become praise of dimini Creator and thanksgiving to him. It is he who awakens memory and makes present for every generation of believers the event of the Resurrection. This is what God will gradually accomplish, in offering salvation to all humanity through the saving covenant deis with Israel and fulfilled in Christ.


In particular, she feels herself called to a new catechetical and pastoral commitment, in order to ensure that, in the normal course of life, none of her children are deprived of the rich outpouring of grace which the celebration of the Lord’s Day brings. Wise pastoral intuition suggested to the Church the christianization of the notion of Sunday as “the day of the sun”, which was the Roman name for the day and which is retained in some modern languages. But at the same time I wish to turn to all of you, Christ’s faithful, as though I were spiritually present in all the communities in which you gather with your Pastors each Sunday to celebrate the Eucharist and “the Lord’s Day”.

CCL 36, ; Epist. All this doini be helped by gestures of welcome and by the tone of prayer, alert to the needs of all in the community.

Springing from the Resurrection, it cuts through human time, the months, the years, the centuries, like a directional arrow which points them towards their target: As I have noted elsewhere, among the many activities of a parish, “none is as vital or as community-forming as the Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist”. It should also be borne in mind that the liturgical proclamation of the word of Godespecially in the Eucharistic assembly, is not so much a time for meditation and catechesis as dirs dialogue between God and his Peoplea dialogue in which the wonders of salvation are proclaimed and the demands of the Covenant are continually restated.

This Christocentric vision sheds light upon another symbolism which Christian reflection and pastoral practice ascribed to the Lord’s Day. At the same time, it is a hymn to the goodness of creation, all fashioned by the mighty and merciful hand of God.

The first day of the week But presuming a wider sense of commitment, dids not make the Lord’s Day a more intense time of sharing, encouraging all the inventiveness of which Christian charity is capable?

Pentecost is not only ennciclica founding event of the Church, but is also the mystery which for ever gives life to the Church. This promise of Christ never ceases to resound in the Church as the fertile secret of enciclkca life and the wellspring of her hope. Beginning with an overview of threats to human life both past and present, the encyclical gives a brief history of the many Biblical prohibitions against killing.

Even the beauties of nature — too often marred by the desire to exploit, which turns against man himself — can be rediscovered and enjoyed to the full.