Vatican dicastery restructures on see-judge-act line

The new structure of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has re-organised into three sections following Cardijn’s “see-judge-act” approach, Crux reports.

Adapting the “see, judge, act” approach common to the application of Catholic social teaching, the dicastery’s new structure is as follows:

  • “listening and dialogue,” which will promote two-way contact with bishops and Catholic groups engaged in justice and peace work;
  • “research and reflection,” which will study the issues and concerns raised by the bishops, bishops’ conferences and groups; and
  • “communication and restitution,” which will share the results of the research with them and beyond.

The dicastery, led by Cardinal Michael Czerny, said its agenda would be shaped “by the challenges which the local churches bring to our attention,” challenges that can and will change over time.

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