Continuation of the transcript of the recording recording of the class: the Mission of the Church is directed, motivated, animated, and directed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, not only has acted on Pentecost, launching the Church and leaving it to their fate, but continues to act in the Church, still managing to the Church. The Holy Spirit is the protagonist of the mission. The effectiveness of our evangelism isn’t in our methods, or, in our human capabilities, but in the action of the Holy Spirit. But this does not mean not to do everything possible to evangelize as it should be.
Thanks to the Second Vatican Council, it was understood that the Mission of the Church, the missionaries, religious missionaries, not only live it because this was another big problem. Before the Council, responsible for the mission, were only large orders or missionaries, and propaganda fiden at that time, the Congregation of the Holy See, and large orders missionary., with the Council changes. From there, go to be the Episcopal Conferences. The bishops are going to assume the main role, and missionary responsibility. And the role of the Congregation for the evangelization of peoples, is going to be a coordinator role, motivate, continue to support.
But the bishops have direct responsibility with the Pope in communion. Religious orders now are at the service of the bishops, have to coordinate with the Bishops; It is not that an order comes and goes without saying anything. And that was all in one of the problems that the Pontifical Magisterium before the Council, tried to fix, because there were clashes, religious congregations that among them were fighting or jostled by the dominance of a mission territory. Missionary panorama has varied in how much organization and in terms of operational level. At the theological level, nor no longer the subject of the mission.