Posted on Thursday, October 3, by bill I am writing several formal academic papers at present with various presentations coming up as the target and so blogs in the near future might reflect that sort of mission. Today I present some results of some work I am doing with my co-author Joan Muysken, which stems in part from theoretical work we outlined in our book — Full Employment abandoned. The current work formalises the influence of unemployment duration and underemployment on the inflation process.
Proclaiming the joy of the Gospel is the mission entrusted by the Lord to his Church. The two synods on the family and the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia were, instead, dedicated to helping families find this joy.
As in the days of Samuel cf. Listening to their aspirations, the Church can glimpse the world which lies ahead and the paths the Church is called to follow.
For each person, the vocation to love takes concrete form in everyday life through a series of choices, which find expression in the states of life marriage, ordained ministry, consecrated life, etc. Whether these choices are willfully made or simply accepted, either consciously or unconsciously, no one is excluded from making these choices.
The purpose of vocational discernment is to find out how to transform them, in the light of faith, into steps towards the fullness of joy to which everyone is called. This document — addressed to the synods and councils of patriarchs of the Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris, the episcopal conferences, the dicasteries of the Roman Curia and the Union of Superiors General — concludes with a series of questions.
The consultation will also include all young people through a website with questions on their expectations and their lives. This Preparatory Document suggests a reflection in three steps, beginning with summarily outlining some of the social and cultural dynamics of the world in which young people grow and make their decisions and proposing that these be read in the light of faith.
The document then retraces the fundamental steps of the process of discernment, which the Church feels is the basic means she can offer young people so they can discover, in the light of faith, their vocation.
Finally, the document treats key points in a pastoral vocational programme for youth. The document, therefore, is not exhaustive, but serves as a kind of guide to encourage further discussion, whose fruits will be available only at Theoretical framework on youth unemployment conclusion of the Synod.
One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He brought him to Jesus.
At the same time, Jesus calls them to embark on an inner journey and to be prepared to move forward in a practical way, without really knowing where this will lead them.
It will be a memorable encounter, so much so that they even remember the exact time of day cf. As a result of their courage to go and see, the disciples will experience the abiding friendship of Christ and will be able to pass each day with him.
They will ponder his words and be inspired by them; and will be deeply affected and moved by his actions. John, in particular, will be called to be a witness of the Passion and Resurrection of his Master. At the Last Supper cf.
In following Simon Peter to the house of the high priest, John will face the night of suffering and loneliness cf. At the foot of the Cross, he will endure the profound grief of his Mother, entrusted to him, while accepting the responsibility of taking care of her cf.
On Easter morning, he will share with Peter the frenzied yet hope- filled race towards the empty tomb cf. Finally, during the miraculous draught of fish at the Sea of Galilee cf. On the global level, approaching the subject will require adaptation to the specific circumstances of each region.
Judging from global trends, the differences among the various areas of the planet are important. In many ways, it is fair to say that there is a multiplicity of worlds, when speaking of young people, not a single one.
Among these, some are particularly noteworthy. The first results from demographics which divides countries with high birth-rates, where young people make up a significant and growing proportion of the population, from those countries where the population is diminishing.
A second difference is based on history which separates countries and continents of ancient Christian tradition and culture — which should not be lost — from countries and continents whose culture is marked, instead, by other religious traditions in which Christianity is in the minority and oftentimes only recently present.
Finally, not to be forgotten are the differences arising according to gender, masculine and feminine.
On the one hand, gender determines different perceptions of reality, on the other, gender is the basis of various forms of domination, exclusion and discrimination, which all societies need to overcome. A Rapidly-Changing World A rapid process of change and transformation is the main characteristic of contemporary societies and cultures cf.
The highly complex nature and pace of this process is creating a situation of fluidity and uncertainty never before experienced. The growth of uncertainty results in a state of vulnerability, that is, a combination of social unease and economic difficulties as well as insecurity in the lives of a large part of the population.
With regards to work, this situation brings to mind unemployment, an increase in flexibility in the labour market and exploitation, especially of minors, or the overall series of civil, economic and social causes, including those of the environment, which explain the overwhelming increase in the number of refugees and migrants.
Compared to a privileged few, who can take advantage of the opportunities offered by the processes of economic globalization, many people live in a precarious and insecure situation, which has an impact on the course and choices taken in life. It should not be overlooked that many societies are increasingly multi-cultural and multi-religious.
In particular, the presence of different religious traditions is a challenge and an opportunity. The situation can lead to uncertainty and the temptation of relativism, but, at the same time, can provide for increased possibilities for fruitful dialogue and mutual enrichment.
From the vantage point of faith, the situation is seen as a sign of our times, requiring greater listening, respect and dialogue.
Economic and social changes have affected the gamut of obligations and opportunities. Furthermore, from a certain point of view, young people, because of globalization, tend to be more homogeneous in all parts of the world.Get Full Text in PDF.
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