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Catholic Word of the Day: HUMANAE PERSONAE DIGNITATEM, 02-09-10 ^ | 02-09-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 02/09/2010 7:54:43 AM PST by Salvation

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Document published by the Vatican Secretariat for Unbelievers. Its purpose is to give general principles and particular norms for Catholics who engage in private or public dialogue with unbelievers, e.g., Communist Marxists. Among the specific norms the most practical one affects public dialogues, which may be either unofficial or official, as organized by ecclesiastical authorities. Regarding the latter, "it is only rarely that conditions exist in which such dialogue can take place between Christians and unbelievers." Unofficial discussions require, above all, that the Catholic representatives "be expert in doctrine, have moral integrity, and be good speakers" (August 28, 1968).

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

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Does this apply to the thread about an ecumenical catechism?
1 posted on 02/09/2010 7:54:44 AM PST by Salvation
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3 posted on 02/09/2010 8:02:13 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Very interesting. I think dialogue with “Communist Marxists” takes place all the time. The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter often contains stories of Christian prisoners in Communist countries who use their imprisonment as an opportunity to evangelize guards, police, and government officials.

4 posted on 02/09/2010 8:36:43 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Contrary to what politicians expect us to do, let's stop and think. " ~Thomas Sowell, of course)
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