Synod Recommendations

Sources: Documents of the Church

Lifelong Education In Faith

  • General Directory for Catechesis [GDC]. Congregation for the Clergy, 1997.
  • On Catechesis in Our Time [Catechesi Trendendae]. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation, 1979.
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 1992.
  • Declaration on Education [Gravissimum Educationis]. Second Vatican Council, 1965.
  • Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1997.
  • To Teach as Jesus Did. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1972.

Evangelization

  • Evangelization in the Modern World [Evangelii Nuntiandi, (EN)]. Paul VI, Apostolic Exhortation, 1975.
  • Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan for Catholic Evangelization in the United States. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1992.

Family Life

  • On the Family [Familiaris Consortio, (FC)]. John Paul II, Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, 1981
  • Putting Children and Families First. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1991.
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 1992.
  • A Family Perspective for Church and Society. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1988.

Liturgy and Worship

  • Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [Sacrosanctum Concilium, (SC)]. Second Vatican Council, 1963.
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 1992.
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church [Lumen Gentium, (LG)]. Second Vatican Council, 1964.
  • Decree on Priestly Life and Ministry [Presbyterorum Ordinis, (PO)]. Second Vatican Council, 1965.

Vocations

  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church [Lumen Gentium, (LG)]. Second Vatican Council, 1964.
  • Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World [Gaudium et Spes, (GS)]. Second Vatican Council, 1965.
  • On the Family [Familiaris Consortio, (FC)]. John Paul II, Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, 1981
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 1992.

Social Justice

  • On the Condition of Workers [Rerum Novarum]. Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter, 1891.
  • Peace on Earth [Pacem in Terris]. John XXIII, Encyclical Letter, 1963.
  • Economic Justice for All. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1986.
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], 1992.
  • Pastoral Statement of U.S. Bishops on Persons with Disabilties. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1989.
  • A Catholic Framework for Economic Life. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1996.

Stewardship

  • Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response. National Conference of Catholic Bishops / United States Catholic Conference, 1992.