My comments first:
When I read this Vatican News post at the Vatican News website, I thought to myself, what a vague document based upon pious platitudes in a secular way that includes nothing about the primary mission of the Church, to save souls from the fires of hell.
Of course, that is the “vertical” aspect of the Church and I am not indicating that the “horizontal” aspects as described below are altogether unimportant, as these are and all aspects of morality and Church governance, but these flow from the primary mission of saving souls. Thus it isn’t either/or, but both/and. And the salvation of souls is the foundation and springboard from which all else flows and the primary reason that Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church and instituted the seven sacraments and gave us His Holy Word in an incarnate way!
Still more shocking and this truly shows the latent atheism and agnosticism present in this article, is that there is not only no mention of salvation, but no mention of God, the Father and Son, although “spirit” is used in a nebulous way and as a part of “charisms” that people have to do this, that and the other in a horizontal way.
That Jesus Christ, the Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints are not mentioned to include the fallen angel, Lucifer, is quite stunning not to mention no mention of the Church’s primary mission to proclaim Christ Crucified and Risen and for the eternal salvation of souls! NOTHING!
After reading this most worldly document with its horizontal pious platitudes, why would anyone want to become Catholic, let alone remain Catholic, when they can do and experience all of what is written below in a myriad of civic organizations, non governmental and governmental organizations or simply go it alone!
WHAT A DAMNABLE DOCUMENT TO COME OUT FROM THE VATCAN, ABSOLUTELY DAMNABLE!