REFLECTIONS ON NOVO MILLENNIO INEUNTE

Morning Watchmen - Cardinal James F. Stafford
Cardinal Stafford, of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, recalls Pope John Paul II's Novo
Millennio ineunte
(6 January 2001), and relates its "strong and urgent reference to young
people" to his emphasis on young people as the "morning watchmen" of the new millennium, at
World Youth Day 2000.

The Art of Trinitarian Prayer - Jesus Castellano Cervera
The writer draws on Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Novo Millennio ineunte, to echo
the Holy Father in urging prayer in a Trinitarian mode, for the strength to meet the challenges of
the new millennium.

Primacy of Grace - Cardinal Camillo Ruini 
From Novo Millennio ineunte, Cardinal Ruini draws inspiration to focus on the practical
aspects of the doctrine of grace.

Spiritual Power of the Word of God - Gianfranco Ravasi
In light of Novo Millennio ineunte, finding Christ in Scripture obliges us to proclaim Him to
others.

Witnesses of Love - Bishop Marc Ouellet
Following Novo Millennio ineunte, Bishop Ouellet, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the
Unity of Christians, reflects on the nature of the Church as the mystery of communion.

Incarnation: Eternity in Time - Fr Georges Cottier, O.P. 
Because of the Incarnation, when the eternal One became temporal, our days and hours have a meaning and intensity that they would not otherwise have.

The Face of Christ - Bishop Rino Fisichella
Bishop Fisichella, reflecting on Novo Millennio Ineunte, describes the history of salvation as "the gradual discovery of the face of God," which is made visible in Christ's own countenance.

The Unity of Christians - Cardinal Walter Kasper
In his reflection on Novo Millennio Ineunte, the Cardinal recalls the ecumenical advances of the recent past, and looks with hope toward the future. 

Ecclesial Reception of Vatican II - Angelo Amato, S.D.B.
In Novo millennio ineunte, Pope John Paul II asked the Church to examine herself for the
effects of Vatican II, with particular reference to the four pillars of the Council, Dei Verbum
(Scripture), Sacrosanctum concilium (Liturgy), Lumen gentium (Church as communion), and
Gaudium et spes (Church in the world). This essay is an exercise in the Church's self
discernment.

Day of the Lord - Manlio Sodi, S.D.B.
Dean of the Faculty of Theology, at the Pontifical Salesian University, looks at two paragraphs
in Pope John Paul II's Novo Millennio Ineunte, on the Sunday Eucharist, in light of the Holy
Father's Apostolic Letter, Dies Domini

 

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