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The job ahead

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 13, 2003

The Osservatore Romano quotes the Pope on the task to be shouldered:

But what is the vocation of a Christian? The answer is demanding, but clear: the vocation of the Christian is holiness . It is a vocation which has its roots in Baptism and is proposed anew by the other sacraments, and principally by the Eucharist.

Dear lay faithful, men and women, you are called to assume generously your own share of responsibility for the life of the ecclesial communities to which you belong. The image which parishes present, as places of welcome and of mission, also depends upon you. As sharers in the priestly, prophetic and royal office of Christ, enriched by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, you can make your contribution in the areas of liturgy and catechesis, and in the promotion of missionary and charitable initiatives of various kinds. No baptized person can remain idle!

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 13, 2003 12:46 PM ET USA

    Our Holy Father rightly says: "No baptized person can remain idle." How often we hear this from our pulpits and many Catholic Christians respond strongly to this challenge. May they continue to do so throughout our country and our world.

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