In this pastoral statement, the bishops present a portrait of the rapidly growing Asian and Pacific American communities and reflect on their contributions to the Church as well as their pastoral needs and concerns. Building on John Paul II's The Church in Asia
and their recent statement, Welcoming the Stranger Among Us
, the bishops celebrate the diversity of homelands, languages, religions, and ecclesial experiences of Asian and Pacific Americans. They also identify some of the cultural gifts that Asian and Pacific Americans bring to the Church, including the value placed on harmony, family, education, spirituality, and religiosity, and a long tradition of lay leadership. The statement offers national, diocesan, and parish-level leaders eight strategies to more fully support the continued growth and maturing of the Asian and Pacific communities within the Church.
English: No. 5-449, 44 pp., $4.95
Spanish: No. 5-868, 52 pp., $4.95
Chinese (Mandarin): No. 5-479, 48 pp., $4.95
Vietnamese: No. 5-481, 48 pp., $4.95
Resource Member Price $2.97
Excerpts and Discussion Guide
This brochure provides the tools for opening the dialogue among parish and diocesan leaders on the presence and participation of Asian and Pacific Catholics in our local communities. Summing up the key highlights from the bishops" statement Asian and Pacific Presence: Harmony in Faith
, it contains discussion questions that can be used during staff or council meetings, days of reflection, small faith sharing gatherings, or retreats.
English: No. 5-501, 8-panel brochure, $1.00
Malayalam: No. 5-482, 8-panel brochure, $1.00
Samoan: No. 5-483, 8-panel brochure, $1.00
Tagalog: No. 5-876, 8-panel brochure, $1.00
Japanese: No. 5-877, 8-panel brochure, $1.00
Indonesian: No. 5-878, 8-panel brochure, $1.00
Resource Member Price $0.60
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