The Ecclesiastical Dimension of the Missionary Vocation of the Laity in Post-Council Teaching Cover Image

La dimensione ecclesiale della vocazione missionaria dei laici nell’insegnamento post-conciliare
The Ecclesiastical Dimension of the Missionary Vocation of the Laity in Post-Council Teaching

Author(s): Tomasz Rostkowski
Subject(s): Pastoral Theology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: Ecclesiology; missionary vocation; apostolate; laity; Church teaching

Summary/Abstract: In the post-Council period, one can find different attempts at a synthesis of the declarations of the Council with regards to the theme of the apostolate of the laity. The authors recognizes that the faithful participate in the mission of the Church, with a variety of ministries, functions, and services for the common good and for the benefit of the entire body through being active members. The text maintains that Christian vocation and mission are inseparably united in the life of the faithful – one implies the other.