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Dialog ad intra i ad extra Kościoła w Polsce
Dialog ad intra and ad extra of the Church in Poland

Author(s): Tomasz Wielebski
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: ad extra and ad intra dialog; Second Vatican Council; Ecclesiam suam; Gaudium et Spes; diocesan and parish pastoral councils; ecumenism; unbelievers; Islam; Judaism; Church in Poland

Summary/Abstract: The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World resulting from the Second Vatican Councilappeals to all people for developing the dialog in accordance with the following rule: Hence, let there be unity in what is necessary; freedom in what is unsettled, and charity in any case (GS 92). The 50th anniversary of issuing this document is a great opportunity to take a good look at the Church in Poland in the context of performing the dialog both ad intra and ad extra. The author is seeking an answer to the question to what extent the directions of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church included in the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the Encyclical Ecclesiam suam of Paul VI concerning the essence and rules of carrying on the dialog are reflected in the Polish reality, both within the Magisterium and the everyday practice. First, he introduces the general character and types of the dialog, and, next, he presents how the dialog should be carried on, basing on the chosen texts of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Then, he presents, how the teaching about the dialogue is done by the Church in Poland, both in the ad intra (diocesan and parish pastoral councils) and ad extra context (ecumenism, Islam, Judaism). Finally, the author discusses his conclusions and pastoral postulates.

  • Issue Year: 63/2016
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 51-74
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish