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PROCLAMATION

Announcing Christ to the world, to make him known and loved by as many people as possible. the proclamation takes on as many forms as there are means of communication, by speaking and writing, and especially by reflecting the virtues of Christ in one's own life and behavior. The proclamation is also the duty of every Christian. "Jesus Christ," declared Pope John Paul II, "is the stable principle and fixed center of the mission that God has entrusted to man. We must all share in this mission and concentrate all our forces on it, since it is more necessary than ever for modern mankind" (Redemptor Hominis, 11).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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