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Synod for the Amazon: ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ released — Life in the Amazon is threatened by environmental destruction and exploitation, by the systematic violation of the fundamental human rights of the Amazon population
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SYNOD OF BISHOPS
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XV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

YOUNG PEOPLE, THE FAITH
AND VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT

 

INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS

 

Vat­i­can City

2018

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ABBREVIATIONS

PRESENTATION

INTRODUCTION
Syn­od Pur­pos­es
Dis­cern­ment Method
Text Struc­ture

PART I
RECOGNIZING:
THE CHURCH LISTENS TO REALITY

Chap­ter I. Being young today
A Mul­ti­fac­eted Vari­ety of Con­texts
Fac­ing Glob­al­iza­tion
The Role of Fam­i­lies
Inter­gen­er­a­tional Rela­tion­ships
Life Choic­es
Edu­ca­tion, School and Uni­ver­si­ty
Jobs and Pro­fes­sions
Young Peo­ple, Faiths and Religions

Chap­ter II. Expe­ri­ences and Types of Lan­guage
Social Engage­ment and Par­tic­i­pa­tion
Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and Reli­gios­i­ty
Young Peo­ple in the Life of the Church
The Ubiq­ui­tous­ness of the Dig­i­tal Con­ti­nent
Music and Oth­er Forms of Artis­tic Expres­sion
The World of Sports

Chap­ter III. In the Throw­away Cul­ture
The Issue of Work
Young Migrants
The Var­i­ous Forms of Dis­crim­i­na­tion
Sick­ness, Suf­fer­ing and Exclusion

Chap­ter IV. Anthro­po­log­i­cal and Cul­tur­al Chal­lenges
Body, Affec­tiv­i­ty and Sex­u­al­i­ty
New Inquir­ing Par­a­digms and the Search for Truth
The Anthro­po­log­i­cal Effects of the Dig­i­tal World
Dis­af­fec­tion with Insti­tu­tions and New Forms of Par­tic­i­pa­tion
A Deci­sion-mak­ing Paral­y­sis in an Over­pro­lif­er­a­tion of Pro­pos­als
Beyond Sec­u­lar­iza­tion

Chap­ter V. Lis­ten­ing to Young Peo­ple
The Hard Work of Lis­ten­ing
Wish­ing for an “Authen­tic Church”
A “More Rela­tion­al Church”
A Com­mu­ni­ty “Com­mit­ted to Jus­tice”
The Word of Sem­i­nar­i­ans and Young Men and Women Reli­gious 

PART II
INTERPRETING:
FAITH AND VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT

Chap­ter I. The Bless­ing of Youth
Christ, “a Young Man Among Young Peo­ple”
The Uni­ver­sal Call to the Joy of Love
Phys­i­cal Strength, Spir­i­tu­al For­ti­tude and the Courage to Take Risks
Uncer­tain­ty, Fear and Hope
Falling, Repent­ing and Wel­com­ing
The Will­ing­ness to Lis­ten and the Need for Accom­pa­ni­ment
Mat­u­ra­tion of Faith and the Gift of Dis­cern­ment
Life Plan and Voca­tion­al Dynamics

Chap­ter II. Voca­tion in the Light of Faith
Human Life in the Voca­tion­al Horizon

Called in Christ 
To Go Out of Our Own Selves
Towards the Full­ness of Joy and Love

The Voca­tion to Fol­low Jesus

The Bap­tismal Voca­tion
The Call of the Apos­tles
The Voca­tion of the Church and Voca­tions in the Church
The Dif­fer­ent Voca­tion­al Paths
The Fam­i­ly
The Ordained Min­istry
Con­se­crat­ed Life
Pro­fes­sion and Voca­tion
The Unprece­dent­ed Sit­u­a­tion of Sin­gle People

Chap­ter III.  The Dynamism of Voca­tion­al Dis­cern­ment
The Request for Dis­cern­ment
Dis­cern­ment in Plain Lan­guage and in Chris­t­ian Tra­di­tion
The Pro­pos­al of Voca­tion­al Dis­cern­ment
Rec­og­niz­ing, Inter­pret­ing, Choos­ing
The Role of Our Con­science
Fac­ing Reality

Chap­ter IV. The Art of Accom­pa­ny­ing
“Accom­pa­ni­ment” Can Be Said in Many Ways

Spir­i­tu­al Accom­pa­ni­ment
Psy­cho­log­i­cal Accom­pa­ni­ment
Accom­pa­ni­ment and the Sacra­ment of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion
Fam­i­ly, For­ma­tive and Social Accom­pa­ni­ment
Accom­pa­ni­ment in Read­ing the Signs of the Times
Accom­pa­ni­ment in Every­day Life and in Eccle­sial Communities

The Qual­i­ties of Men­tors
The Accom­pa­ni­ment of Sem­i­nar­i­ans and Young Con­se­crat­ed Per­sons 

PART III
CHOOSING:
PATHS OF PASTORAL AND MISSIONARY CONVERSION

Chap­ter I. An Inte­gral Per­spec­tive
Dis­cern­ment as the Style of an Out­go­ing Church
God’s Peo­ple in a Frag­ment­ed World
A Gen­er­a­tive Church

Chap­ter II. Deep Into the Fab­ric of Our Dai­ly Lives
Accom­pa­ni­ment in Schools and Universities

The Need for an Inte­gral Out­look and For­ma­tion
The Speci­fici­ty and Rich­ness of Catholic Schools and Universities

The Econ­o­my, Work and our Com­mon Home

Search­ing for New Devel­op­ment Mod­els
Work and Tech­no­log­i­cal Inno­va­tion
Work­ing Togeth­er to Cre­ate Jobs for All

Inside the Tex­ture of Youth Culture

For­ma­tion for Active Cit­i­zen­ship and Pol­i­tics
Learn­ing to Inhab­it the Dig­i­tal World
Music between Inte­ri­or­i­ty and the Affir­ma­tion of Iden­ti­ty
Sports and Com­pe­ti­tion
Friend­ship and Peer Accompaniment

Close­ness and Sup­port in Sit­u­a­tions of Dis­com­fort and Marginalization

Dis­abil­i­ty and Sick­ness
Addic­tions and Oth­er Fragili­ties
With Young Detainees
In Sit­u­a­tions of War and Vio­lence
Young Migrants and the Cul­ture of Hos­pi­tal­i­ty
Fac­ing Death

Accom­pa­ni­ment and Proclamation

Chap­ter III. An Evan­ge­lized and Evan­ge­liz­ing Com­mu­ni­ty
An Evan­gel­i­cal Vision of Chris­t­ian Com­mu­ni­ty
A Fam­i­ly Expe­ri­ence of the Church
Pas­toral Care for Younger Gen­er­a­tions
The Fam­i­ly, A Key Play­er in Edu­ca­tion
Lis­ten­ing and Dia­logue with the Lord
At the School of God’s Word
The Enjoy­ment and Beau­ty of the Litur­gy
Nour­ish­ing Faith through Cat­e­ch­esis
Accom­pa­ny­ing Young Peo­ple Towards the Free Gift of Self
An Open and Wel­com­ing Com­mu­ni­ty for All

Chap­ter IV. The Ani­ma­tion and Orga­ni­za­tion of Pas­toral Care
Youth Pro­tag­o­nism
The Church in the Local Com­mu­ni­ties
The Con­tri­bu­tion of Con­se­crat­ed Life
Asso­ci­a­tions and Move­ments
Civ­il, Social and Reli­gious Net­work­ing and Col­lab­o­ra­tion
Pas­toral Plan­ning
The Rela­tion­ship Between Extra­or­di­nary Events and Every­day Life
Towards an Inte­grat­ed Pas­toral Care
Sem­i­nar­ies and Hous­es of Formation

CONCLUSION
The Uni­ver­sal Voca­tion to Holi­ness
Youth, a Time for Holi­ness
Young Saints and Saints’ Youth

PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD

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